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

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: locale specific ordering in EN_US -- why is a<A<b<B<y<Y<z<Z?
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:00:48 -0600
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On 06/28/2013 11:50 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:48:09 +0200
>> From: Paolo Bonzini <address@hidden>
>> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>>  address@hidden, address@hidden
>> I may even agree, but the fact remains that until you fix it in glibc,
>> you have not fixed it.  As long as glibc doesn't change, there's no
>> point in changing everything else.  It will only introduce inconsistency.
> If glibc is the only place where this problem exists, we can treat
> that as a bug in glibc.  Until that bug is solved, we can work around
> it by providing replacement code.

Working around the bug by recompiling 20 separate apps is more painful
and less maintainable than just fixing the bug at the source.  Please,
add your opinions to the glibc list to help convince the glibc locale
maintainers to fix their bug.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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