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Re: make tests: Locale and whitespaces, ENHANCEMENT

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: make tests: Locale and whitespaces, ENHANCEMENT
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:49:24 -0400
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On 6/29/15 7:44 PM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:
> Using LC_ALL=C here is just like hiding your head in the dirt and pretending
> nothing is wrong. If the tests break with non-C locales, it means that bash
> doesn't compile correctly under that system, and that's worth investigating.

That't not what he's saying.  He's saying -- correctly -- that different
locales produce different localized error messages (e.g., "command not
found") and that produces output.  The majority of those tests can set
LC_ALL=C without affecting correctness.

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