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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:54:25 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: localeconv and char values

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 12:21:34PM +0200, Julien Ramseier wrote:
> Hello,
> Currently, all the char fields of the lconv struct returned by
> localeconv are set to -1.
> According to
> <>,
> negative values are not valid and CHAR_MAX should be used to
> indicate non-available values.

As far as I can tell, you are right. I don't know how I
overlooked/misread this, except perhaps that using CHAR_MAX is rather
ugly/inappropriate because it assumes CHAR_MAX is not an interesting
character that could be used for these purposes. Thankfully that's
true for ASCII and ASCII supersets (in our case, UTF-8), so it's not a
practical problem.

> If I’m not missing anything, here’s the corresponding patch:

I'll look it over again before committing, but I don't see anything
immediately wrong with it. Thanks!


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