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Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 00:18:47 -0400
From: Assaf Gordon <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Possible bug in setlocale upon invalid LC_ALL value


Thanks again for the detailed response.

> On Apr 2, 2016, at 00:09, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 01, 2016 at 10:46:25PM -0400, Assaf Gordon wrote:
>>> On Apr 1, 2016, at 20:58, Rich Felker <> wrote:
>>> This is intentional. All locale names are valid under musl, and those
>>> which don't have any particular definition are just aliases for
>>> C.UTF-8.
>> I will suggest a minor fix to GNU coreutils to accommodate for this
>> current implementation.
> I think any 'fix' would be inconsistent with both the specified
> behavior and the intended behavior. See below:

I should've worded it better: the 'fix' will simply detect the situation and skip the test (or give a warning) instead of reporting a test failure.

(cf. )

 - assaf

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