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Re: yesno module and i18n

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: yesno module and i18n
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 00:53:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Eric Blake <address@hidden> writes:

> I agree with Paul - a POSIX conforming mv uses only yesexpr to
> decide on affirmative responses.

Yes, I'm afraid I don't see any other way to read the intent of POSIX.
The definition of "affirmative response" confirms this reading; see

Also, as a practical matter, it's a pain if this info resides in two
locations, as the user or installer or sysadmin has to worry about
both places.

> Cygwin's nl_langinfo is broken

Is there some way that "configure" can detect this problem reliably?
If not, then perhaps the simplest thing is to just live with the
problem on Cygwin hosts; after all, if nl_langinfo is broken then
Cygwin users must already be accustomed to applications that require
one to type 'y' or 'Y' for "yes" regardless of locale.

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