Bug #2415

setlocale() for unknown locales

Added by meand over 1 year ago.

Status:NewStart date:08/30/2012
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Description

The return value of setlocale() for LC_ALL deviates from implementations
found in FreeBSD, NetBSD, GNU libc and OpenSolaris. Other implementations
return NULL for unknown locales and the category LC_ALL, where instead
DragonflyBSD isresponding with the internal value list.

Thus an environment variable LC_ALL=fake produces

### setlocale(LC_ALL, "");
C/C/fake/fake/fake/C

### setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "");
(null)

The LC_ALL category is hiding the erroneous effect from the
invoking program, whereas the other categories are correctly
reporting their failures.

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