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Re: Coordination on standardizing gettext() in future POSIX

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: Coordination on standardizing gettext() in future POSIX
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:23:53 +0100
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Shware Systems <address@hidden> wrote:

> My two cents, I'm more in favor of requiring the -e ala GNU, as a byte stream 
> that may be an escape for the charset of one locale may be plain text in 
> another locale, especially when the encoding of the escape char itself 
> differs. This can complicate editing data files when a pot file is a 
> commented template for non-comment equivalences in po files, as an example 
> workflow. Most editors I've used only permit one charset per file, so such a 
> conflict would show in these. To avoid this I believe would require the 
> standard placing more restrictions on charsets locales may use than now, to 
> ensure portability, but this is not part of the proposal.

POSIX does not invent things but rather standardizes existing behavior and 
Solaris behaves the same way since 30 years, while Linux does not follow it's 
own definitions.

I am against changing the behavior.


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