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

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Oct 26 12:22:26 PDT 2007

Andrey Chernov wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 12:54:21AM +0800, Rong-en Fan wrote:
>> As for RELENG_7 and HEAD, I'm not 100% sure whether we should restore
>> the compatibility as 1) 7.0 is not released yet, 2) we don't promise
>> anything in
>> HEAD branch. However, if most people think get rid of inline stuffs and
>> have libc compatibility are nice, then we do the same for those two branches.
> Although standard permits functions only, I object against permanent 
> removing inlines from ctype. Almost every system have them as macros or 
> inlines and not as function calls, and it is for reason. Ctype functions 
> are very inside-loop-intensive, and not speeding them up may slowdown apps 
> which do intensive text processing.
> In the case we trade forward compatibility for speed for 6x, may be, I 
> don't have opinion here.

RELENG_6 is what I'm most concerned about, so thank you for compromising 
on it.  It's unfortunate that turmoil was created in HEAD and RELENG_7, 
but it looks like it was unavoidable given our standard practices of MFC
oriented changes.  I do think that this all could have been planned and
executed better so that surprises and changes like this weren't needed.
But, live and learn.  Thanks for working on it.


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