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Sawyer X
April 27, 2016 11:28
Re: RFC: refuse to change into an unsupported locale
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On 04/24/2016 01:07 AM, Zefram wrote:
> Karl Williamson wrote:
>> Perl supports most single-byte locales, plus UTF-8 locales.
> What do you mean by "Perl supports"?  What kind of support is required
> from Perl?

Karl, is this documented anywhere, other than tickets that get closed? I
assume the solution you're thinking of for will provide that?

>> On some platforms, just switching into some of these locales can
>> cause perl to segfault (or rather it is a bug in the libc in failing
>> to detect garbage input)
> We can't be expected to work around such a libc bug.

If we can detect it will crash if it happens, we can prevent it from
triggering the crash.

That sounds fairly reasonable, no?

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