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Re: square bracket vs. curly brace character ranges

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: square bracket vs. curly brace character ranges
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:35:12 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Bob Proulx  <address@hidden> wrote:
>Marcel Giannelia wrote:
>> locale-dependent [a-c] suggests to me that the software should be
>> changed to just do what people expect, especially since nothing is
>> really lost by doing so.
>I know that some projects are doing just that.  I don't know the plans
>for bash.  I would like to see it addressed in libc so that it would
>be uniform across all projects.  But that isn't likely to happen.  But
>if libc isn't going to do it then it is beneficial if projects do it
>themselves outside of libc.  Eventually in the future when libc
>addresses the problem then those hacks can be removed.

Hi Bob.

You are ssuming here that everyone uses GLIBC.  Not so.  The projects
that are dong something about it* will have to maintain their own code anyway.
(More's the pity.)


* I take credit here, having started it in gawk and pushed grep into it :-)
I think sed will eventually pick it up, and bash too. Karl Berry coined
the lovely phrase "Rational Range Interpretation".  The campaign for Rational
Ragne Interpretation is in full swing! :-)
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