AUTHORS list and the C locale on Mac OS X
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Wed Nov 10 17:00:57 CST 2010
On 10 November 2010 22:45, Ken Thomases <ken at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> On Nov 10, 2010, at 2:27 PM, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>> --- On Wed, 10/11/10, Ken Thomases <ken at codeweavers.com> wrote:
>>> Are you sure about that? Checking on a couple of
>>> Linux systems here, the "locale" command reports:
>>> $ locale
>> mine (fedora x86_64) does the utf8 thing:
>> # locale
>> so there is some truth in the reporter's assertion - what it means is that it varies between different linux'es!!!
> I should have been clearer. The output just reflects your environment. So, you have LANG set to en_GB.utf8. I had LANG set to en_US.UTF-8. My only point was to say that the "UTF-8" form is acceptable. It was not to suggest that "utf8" is not, nor that one or the other is a standard.
> The real question is: does the Linux C library accept 'UTF-8' in the environment variables? I believe it does, which is useful because that's what Mac OS X requires. (It doesn't accept "utf8".)
> For example, the following reports just fine on some Linux systems here:
> LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8 locale
> As does your case:
> LC_ALL=en_GB.utf8 locale
> But the following both produce some diagnostics indicating that the C library is choking on the value:
> LC_ALL=en_GB.bogus locale
> LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-9 locale
> I take this to mean it's a legitimate test of whether a value is valid. Further, it indicates that (at least some) Linuxes take either form.
I'm getting the same behaviour (Ubuntu 10.10) -- LC_ALL accepts either
utf8 or UTF-8 for en_GB, en_IE, etc. The caveat here is that the
primary locale needs to exist (and presumably needs to have a UTF-8
That is, as I don't have a French locale (fr_FR) installed on my
machine, the following reports errors:
This means that systems that don't have the English locale installed
(en_US or en_GB, whichever is chosen) will still fail.
What is wrong with iterating over the content of `locale -a` or
`locale -a | grep -F utf8` to find a UTF-8 based locale? Or even:
LC_ALL=`locale -a | grep -F utf8 | head -n 1` sed ... authors.c
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