remove support legacy 7-bit ASCII
|Assignee:||Garrett D'Amore||% Done:||
|Category:||lib - userland libraries|
libc has support for a 7-bit ASCII mode, which we added from FreeBSD, but which Solaris has never had. We simply do not need this, as 8-bit clean modes include 7-bit ASCII, and as the 7-bit ASCII mode only makes sense in USA where ISO8859-1 or even UTF-8 would be preferable.
Furthermore, there is code in libc which runs at a slight performance penalty because it has to check explicitly for ASCII encoding.
We should just remove this pointless encoding and the associated code in libc.
Updated by Garrett D'Amore about 4 years ago
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615 remove support legacy 7-bit ASCII
628 minor perf enhancement for UTF-8
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