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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 15:18:03 +0100
From: Alastair Houghton <>
To:, Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: setlocale() again

Hi all (Rich especially though :-))

Has anyone had time to take a look at this? I’d like to make some progress on this front if possible.

Kind regards,


> On 5 Sep 2023, at 13:57, Alastair Houghton <> wrote:
> On 10 Aug 2023, at 16:51, Rich Felker <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2023 at 04:41:38PM +0100, Alastair Houghton wrote:
>>> I spent some time today looking at the setlocale() problem and
>>> thought I’d put some notes down in an email.
> [snip]
>> At this point, it's been quite a while since I looked at the
>> mechanisms. If you'd like to help move this forward, rather than
>> starting with a patch, writing a high-level natural language
>> description of how you'd make the changes (in terms of musl's current
>> internal representation for locale state) would be the most helpful.
>> If I'm forgetting and there's already such a good description, just
>> digging it up and citing it might be fine.
> I wrote something up here:
> Let me know what you think; I can update the document there until we’re happy that we’ve got the right solution, then I should be able to create a patch and get the relevant permission from my employer to submit it.
> Kind regards,
> Alastair.

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