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Bug #615

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remove support legacy 7-bit ASCII

Added by Garrett D'Amore over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Low
Category:
lib - userland libraries
Start date:
2011-01-08
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Description

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.

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