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Re: [PATCH] localedata: i18napis: update LC_ADDRESS.country_post

On 06/15/2016 11:50 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> what exactly is the advantage to us trying to pick up this work ?
> all i see is downsides and wasted effort on APIs that no one will
> use.  and i have the history of the glibc project to show that very
> few (if any one) actually cares to do all the work in keeping the
> data and API fresh.  it's been 17 years since these were added to
> glibc and we've pretty much gone nowhere since.

My inclination would be to do one final update of LC_ADDRESS.country_post
to use the full country name in English and in caps from libaddressinput.
At the same time a comment should be added to every such entry that the
data is obsolete and instead that libaddressinput should be used for more
detailed information.

While a new GNU API for getting the country post for an arbitrary target
locale might be useful, it's orthogonal to this discussion, and for now
should not block Mike's cleanup.


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