On 16 March 2017 at 00:30, Barry Warsaw <barry@python.org> wrote:
On Mar 15, 2017, at 12:29 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>From a mainstream Linux point of view, it's not common - on systemd-managed
>systems, for example, the only way to get the C locale these days is to
>either specify it in /etc/locale.conf, or to set it specifically in the

I think it's still the case that some isolation environments (e.g. Debian
chroots) default to bare C locales.  Often it doesn't matter, but sometimes
tests or other applications run inside those environments will fail in ways
they don't in a normal execution environment.

Yeah, I think mock (the Fedora/RHEL/CentOS build environment for RPMs) still defaults to a bare C locale, and Docker environments usually aren't systemd-managed in the first place (since PID 1 inside a container typically isn't an init system at all). The general trend for all of those seems to be "they don't use C.UTF-8... yet", though (even though some of them may not shift until the default changes at the level of the given distro's libc implementation).

  The answer is almost always to
explicitly coerce those environments to C.UTF-8 for Linuxes that support that.

I also double checked that "LANG=C ./python -m test" still worked with the reference implementation.


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