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locales suck (was: Re: Per thread locales)

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 01:42:24PM -0500, Mouse wrote:
 > > (besides "locales are broken by design", which is true but unhelpful)
 > Well, putting on my iconoclast hat....
 > NetBSD has, historically, not been afraid of dumping broken-by-design
 > things, either in favour of nothing or in favour of something else,
 > less popular but also less broken.
 > Perhaps locales in their current from should be thrown out and
 > Someone(tm) should design a non-broken replacement?

Sure. Now, who's going to design it, and who's going to patch all the
3rd-party software? i18n is both hard and pervasive.

David A. Holland

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