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Re: UTF-8 regression in guile 1.9.5

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: UTF-8 regression in guile 1.9.5
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:26:48 +0100
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:25, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
>>> perhaps we should setlocale in the `guile' binary (but not by default
>>> when used by a library).
>> We could, but it would break programs that have been assuming the ‘C’
>> locale, e.g., when parsing of printing data, etc...
> But surely it is the Right Thing;

Perhaps, I don’t know.  Apparently Perl does that, for instance.  What
do others do?  Is there no real reason for POSIX to be this way, other
than backward compatibility?

> is there no way to make a transition to having it there by default?

Not that I can think of.


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