Subject: Re: userlevel tools and setlocale(3)
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List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/28/2006 09:19:09
On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:53:56PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> What do you think about the following patch for nawk?
> With this patch applied, awk will exit with error
> if LANG or LC_ variable are set to incorrect value,

Incorrect locale settings are softerrors, since it is entire possible
that a single part of a locale is not defined. setlocale() is
well-behaving in that regard, it falls back to "C", as if nothing had
happened. Changing this would just push the work to the user.