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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: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:46:44 +0100
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Shware Systems <address@hidden> wrote:

> This is not invention, as even Solaris allows you to turn it off with -s, as 
> you point out. It may work fine for the charsets/charmap files Solaris 
> historically provides to have escapes active as the default, but this does 
> not equate to it being valid for all conforming charsets, if an application 
> makes use of localedef, that I see. As such, from a portability standpoint, I 
> view not processing escapes as the safer alternative.

What should be the reason for making the standard incompatible to the existing 
practice since more than 30 years?

Gettext is a SunOS invention and other implementations are expected to follow 
the definition from the reference implementation.

Do you really like to require SunOS to loose backwads incompatiblity?


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