Date: Sat, 6 Jun 2015 19:10:57 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH] Byte-based C locale, draft 1 On Sun, Jun 07, 2015 at 12:39:00AM +0200, Harald Becker wrote: > Hi Rich ! > > On 06.06.2015 23:40, Rich Felker wrote: > >Attached is the first draft of a proposed byte-based C locale. The > >patch is about 400 lines but most of it is context, because it's > >basically a lot of tiny changes spread out over lots of files. > > Sorry for my hopping in. I like musl, but I really dislike all this > wchar_t and locale management. Ok, I see it is required for POSIX > compatibility, so I have to accept the existence of this stuff. If > linking statically, I'm able to avoid most of this and this code > never gets in, but when linking shared it makes all into the shared > library (which is my point of criticism). > > So I like to see a build switch to disable all this locale stuff, > assuming just bare char type and sole only C / UTF-8 locale, with a > minimum on locale overhead (all locale functions should just fail > except for there very simple / standard usage cases). Is there any > chance to see such a build switch in the main stream, or do I really > need to create an maintain a separate patch for this (the hard way)? I'm not clear whether your comments are about the proposed byte-based C locale (the patch you're replying to) or about existing code in musl. Could you be more specific? Rich
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