IEEE Standards Interpretations for IEEE Std 1003.1™-2001 IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX®)
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Interpretation Request #14
Topic: Defect in XSH setlocale Relevant Sections: editorial error
The text A null pointer Used to direct setlocale() to query the current internationalized environment and return the name of the locale(). does not need the parentheses on the word "locale()".
Change to: A null pointer Used to direct setlocale() to query the current internationalized environment and return the name of the locale.
The standard states that the current requirements and conforming implementations must conform to this. However, concerns have been raised about this which are being referred to the sponsor.
Rationale for Interpretation