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Re: [PATCH 6/6] Deprecate xlocale.h and add bits/types/locale_t.h.

On 06/14/2017 01:25 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 7:11 AM, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
>> On 06/10/2017 07:17 PM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
>>> xlocale.h is already a single-type micro-header, defining locale_t, so
>>> it would be nice to bring it into the overall bits/types/ scheme.
>>> Unfortunately, it's in the top level of the system-header namespace
>>> and, despite the comment saying "This file is not standardized, don't
>>> rely on it, it can go away without warning", there are a lot of
>>> external uses, so we need to deprecate it first, which is what this
>>> patch does.
>> I would suggest to remove it outright.  I saw quite a few references to
>> <xlocale.h> covered under autoconf tests.  Removal means that the tests
>> fail, and the #include <xlocale.h> is #ifdef'ed out in the actual
>> sources.  A deprecation warning will cause the autoconf test to fail,
>> but then the #include may still fail due to the deprecation warning and
>> -Werror.
> (I assume you meant "the autoconf test will succeed".)


> I'm willing to do that if there is general agreement but I'd like to
> hear from some more people first.

Good idea, let's wait and see what others have to say.


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