Ilya Zakharevich writes:
 > On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 10:22:58AM +0200, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
 > > The only clean way I see out of the locale mess is to replace them
 > > with a clean *Perl-specific* API: what I mean by this is that Perl
 > > distribution itself would contain the necessary locale definitions
 > > (collation, numeric and date formatting, character classes (from
 > > Unicode), et cetera), and the perl core would then use those
 > > definitions.
 > 
 > All we need is mapping byte => unicode.  All the rest can be deduced
 > by some C tests, right?

The whole Perl 5 is "deduced by some C tests"... :-)  Please be more
specific in your proposal(?).

 > Ilya

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