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From: James Cloos <cloos@...>
Subject: Re: Locale check in python_pkg_setup()
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:39:27 -0400
>>>>> "PH" == Paweł Hajdan, <phajdan.jr@g.o> writes:

PH> Another thing we can consider is making UTF8 the default setup in
PH> Gentoo. I think most people (including me) don't care whether it's
PH> C or UTF8 as long as it works.

Forcing utf-8 will only be reasonable when there is a C.UTF-8 and/or
a POSIX.UTF-8 locale.

That should be done upstream in glibc, but were they to refuse then
Gentoo should add it to the glibc ebuild.

The language_country locales are just wrong for root.  They are often
broken (locales like en_US force case-insensitive colation, meaning that
a command such as 'rm [a-z]*' will unlink(2) 'Makefile' and similar files
which one would not expect to match) and cause bugs.

In fact, glibc's insistance that C and POSIX are ascii rather than raw
unspecified eight bit is itself a bug.

Utf8 is nice, but forcing the lang_country locales on root is not.

-JimC
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James Cloos <cloos@...>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6


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