cvs commit: src/lib/libc/locale utf8.c

Andrey Chernov ache at
Thu Oct 25 12:11:38 PDT 2007

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:05:40PM -0700, LI Xin wrote:
> Well, I think the problem is not exposing a new symbol by itself, but
> __mb_sb_limit is being used in _ctype.h, in a form of __inline
> functions.  Therefore, the change will break new binaries running on
> older systems.  

Yes. Only vice versa compatibility supported.

> Personally I think this is acceptable, 

I too.

> but maybe we
> could have a better way to avoid this, because the binaries are no
> longer backward compatible 

Suggest your way.

> (i.e. you may have trouble running a program
> compiled for 6.3-RELEASE on 6.2-RELEASE, if it uses locale bits).
> As a workaround as discussed with rafan@ we have installed a workaround
> for now, which installs before all other shared objects, which
> will make the problem invisible.

Please note that commiting this stuff to 6x and 7x was not mine but rafan@ 
idea, I just OK that. Please then address all 6x and 7x ideas to rafan@

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