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Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:10:20 +0100
From: Daniel Schoepe <>
To: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: printf doesn't respect locale

Basically, someone used printf to produce json output and was unaware
that the radix used by printf was locale-dependent. When this was run
on a system with a non-English locale, it no longer produced valid
JSON as output.


On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 5:31 PM Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:
> * Daniel Schoepe <> [2019-09-10 17:00:49 +0100]:
> > I'm also not a fan of this behavior, I actually stumbled across this
> > when tracking
> > down a bug the different radix usage caused.
> i'm interested in how this can cause a bug in correct software.

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