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Re: [PORTS] Locale bug

From: bamby <bamby(at)marka(dot)net(dot)ua>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Giles Lean <giles(at)nemeton(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PORTS] Locale bug
Date: 2001-01-24 19:41:09
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On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Is this still an issue on FreeBSD?  Do we need to disable this problem
> somehow?

This is still actual problem on recent FreeBSD 4.2-STABLE. And I
successfully resolved this problem with my patch on several FreeBSD
installations of PostgreSQL including version 7.0.3. 

As to comments on the patch, I found only one.

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Giles Lean wrote:

> > Can someone comment on this?
> The ctype functions operate for unsigned characters.  I think it's a
> K&R C hangover that they take int arguments, as anything smaller than
> int was widened as it was passed in a function call.
> There are plenty of platforms where 'char' is a signed type, including
> HP-UX on PA-RISC and some NetBSD but not all NetBSD ports.

FreeBSD have signed char by default too and this is the main piece of the

> > >   othercase(ch)
> > >   int			ch;
> > >   {
> > >   ...
> > >   		return toupper(ch);
> That's definitely not OK.  toupper((unsigned char) ch) is.  I'm not
> familiar enough with the code that is being patched to comment on the
> patch that was offered, sorry.

This comment refers to original code, not to patched one. 

  Kind regards,
  Andriy I Pilipenko

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