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Re: UTF-8 regression in guile 1.9.5

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: UTF-8 regression in guile 1.9.5
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:18:14 +0100
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On Mon 11 Jan 2010 14:38, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Mike Gran <address@hidden> writes:
>> But as far as the greater question of the side effects of setting locale
>> early on startup...  The parsing of any source code files after locale 
>> is set will be done in that context.  I don't think it would do anything
>> unexpected. The reader and the port routines tend to do their own parsing,
>> and don't tend to rely on libc locale-specific routines.  Even so, it 
>> would take some auditing to prove that there would be no effect.
> Source files should have the right ‘coding:’ meta anyway.  I just
> changed the compiler to install the current user locale [0], as that’s
> typically what a standalone program does.

If we're taking this tack, perhaps we should setlocale in the `guile'
binary (but not by default when used by a library).


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