Subject: Re: Status of LC_CTYPE tables ?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1997 10:39:42
In article <Pine.NEB.3.96.971005202116.13467Tfirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Curt Sampson <email@example.com> writes:
> Is it mandated by POSIX that these datafiles be binary?
When I designed the file format I chose a binary format because I didn't
want all programs to spend lots of CPU cycles with parsing ctype data
files on startup.
> I hate sticking stuff that is endian-specific in /usr/share.
They files are always big endian and the I/O functions are aware of that.
Matthias Scheler http://home.owl.de/~tron/