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Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2015 01:59:53 +0200
From: Harald Becker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Byte-based C locale, draft 1

On 07.06.2015 01:10, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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?

I used the discussion about the locale stuff to hop in and ask for 
getting the most wanted feature I'm looking for:

A bare bone (shared) library without all this locale, wchar_t and multi 
byte overhead. Just having a library which always assume C locale and 
UTF-8 byte streams, as I ought all this locale stuff is a big block of 
code, which I heavily dislike and never use (got my own UTF-8 handling 
when and where required). This library with disabled locale stuff should 
otherwise still be compatible, just adding the bare minimum of overhead 
on those locale functions (allowing only the single C locale).

Is that specific enough?


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