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Re: locale specific ordering in EN_US -- why is a<A<b<B<y<Y<z<Z?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: locale specific ordering in EN_US -- why is a<A<b<B<y<Y<z<Z?
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:00:25 -0400
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On 6/26/13 10:15 AM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 5/21/12 3:42 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> On 5/21/12 3:27 PM, Aharon Robbins wrote:
>>> This is why I started the Campaign For Rational Range Interpretation,
>>> now part of gawk and I believe in the most recent grep also, which
>>> returns us to the sane days of yesteryear, where [a-z] got only lowercase
>>> letters and [A-Z] got only uppercase ones.
>> The next version of bash will have a shell option to enable this behavior.
>> It's in the development snapshots if anyone wants to try it out now.
> So what about setting globasciiranges on by default?

The plan is to eventually have it enabled by default, and I will add a
configure option to build bash with it enabled by default, but there has
to be a transition period.


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