Subject: Re: strange setlocale() issue
To: Markus Illenseer <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/13/2003 14:03:34
Thus spake Markus Illenseer ("MI> ") sometime Today...

MI> #include <stdio.h>
MI> #include <locale.h>
MI> int main(void)
MI> {
MI>         const char *foo = "bar";
MI>         printf("Start\n");
MI>         if( NULL == setlocale(LC_ALL, "zh_TW.eucTW") )
MI>         {
MI>                 printf("Start1\n");
MI>                 /* yes, I know, the 2nd argument should not be NULL */
MI>                 printf("error! locale is: %s\n", setlocale(LC_ALL, NULL));
MI>         }
MI>         else
MI>         {
MI>                 printf("Start2\n");
MI>                 printf("OK %s\n", foo);
MI>         }
MI>         printf("End\n");
MI> }
MI>  It does print "Start" and then exits (!) with no error, coredump or
MI> whatsoever. The other printf() commands are completely ignored, which
MI> makes me believe, that the setlocale() in the if-clause crashes. A ktrace,
MI> ktruss and gdb trace did not reveal anything, though.

Hmmm, I get a SIGSEGV on this one.

A gdb trace gets nothing?  What if you single-step through, where's it
get lost?

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