Subject: Re: Status of LC_CTYPE tables ?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/06/1997 10:39:42
In article <>,
	Curt Sampson <> 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