perl giving setlocale failures with recent cygwin's, Egor please comment?

egor duda
Thu Aug 29 07:48:00 GMT 2002


Thursday, 29 August, 2002 Christopher Faylor wrote:

CF> On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 10:58:47PM +0900, Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:56:52 +0400
>>>>> egor duda <> said:
>>> Yes, it's definitely so. Previously, setlocale (LC_CTYPE, "") was
>>> returning "C", while now, in MB_CAPABLE configuration, it returns NULL.
>>> I'm not sure whether it's better to fix it in newlib or in perl, though.
>>setlocale(category, "") commonly returns "C" when any relevant
>>environment variables aren't set. The MB_CAPABLE version of
>>setlocale should be fixed.

CF> Is it not doing that?  AFAICT, that's how it works.

It returns "C" for all categories except LC_CTYPE and LC_MESSAGES.
For setlocale (LC_CTYPE, ""), it gets to newlib/libc/locale/locale.c:155
and returns NULL.

Egor.   ICQ 5165414 FidoNet 2:5020/496.19

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