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bug#9418: Fwd: bug#9418: case sensitivity buggy in sort

From: Michał Janke
Subject: bug#9418: Fwd: bug#9418: case sensitivity buggy in sort
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:02:49 +0200

2011/9/4 James Cloos <address@hidden>:
>>>>>> "MJ" == Michał Janke <address@hidden> writes:
> MJ> Yes, that is exactly the case - why on earth would someone want that?
> MJ> This results in just some sorting madness!
> Complaints have been made about glibc's absurd and insane preference for
> case insensitive collation (at least in en and the euro locales) for
> nearly 20 years now.  All w/o resolution.
> The other place this hits, and where many first saw it, is that it
> allows a command like 'rm [a-z]*' to unlink(2) files like Makefile.
> -JimC

This is much more severe than I imagined. I'd like to look into this -
how come, for so many years, this behavior could have been
ignored/accepted? There must be some explanation to it, I'm just
wondering how good it is for people who get their stuff deleted by
scripts which failed to reset locale settings.

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