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Posted Mar 30, 2012 23:46 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
The tz-manipulation code must stay, because widely-used functions in the exported API use it (notably tzset(), gmtime() and localtime()).
The locale support is very definitely not legacy: the C library is where all the internationalization code is located (found in libintl on many other Unix platforms). It is part of the API and ABI, used by every single internationalized program (which is most of them, these days) and can never ever be removed. (And printf() needs locale support for international printing of the decimal point and thousands grouping characters, and for the I alternative-output-digit flag character.)
Posted Mar 31, 2012 10:01 UTC (Sat) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Apr 5, 2012 8:29 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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