Subject: Re: bin/12017: how to enable multibyte locale (and problem around it)
To: None <>
From: Noriyuki Soda <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/24/2001 13:01:08
> >You mean for statically linked binaries?
> 	yes.  we need a netbsd-standard way to disable linkage of multilingual
> 	locale library

If we can call dlopen(3) from statically linked binary,
we should ship libc.a without multibyte locale modules.

But because we currently cannot do it, so ...

> 	1a. ship libnolocale.a so that binaries with -lnolocale can
> 	    inhibit multibyte locale stuff

This one, or

	1c. ship libc.a with multibyte locale disabled.
	  ship liblocale.a so that binaries with -llocale can
	  enable multibyte locale stuff

this one may be best.

I'm not sure which is better.
It seems only /bin/ls and /bin/date need multibyte locale for now.
(although I may miss some....)

> 	- dynamic linked library, but wants no multilingual locale code to be
> 	  included

If dynamically linked binaries always call dlopen(3) for multibyte
locale module, there is no code bloat for dynamically linked modules.
Isn't it?