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for LC_MESSAGES, translation of strerror and similar literal message
functions is supported. for messages in other places (particularly the
dynamic linker) that use format strings, translation is not yet
supported. in order to make it possible and safe, such messages will
need to be refactored to separate the textual content from the format.
for LC_TIME, the day and month names and strftime-style format strings
provided by nl_langinfo are supported for translation. however there
may be limitations, as some of the original C-locale nl_langinfo
strings are non-unique and thus perhaps non-suitable as keys.
overall, the locale support activated by this commit should not be
seen as complete and polished but as a basis for beginning to test
locale functionality and implement locales.
to deal with the fact that the public headers may be used with pre-c99
compilers, __restrict is used in place of restrict, and defined
appropriately for any supported compiler. we also avoid the form
[restrict] since older versions of gcc rejected it due to a bug in the
original c99 standard, and instead use the form *restrict.
the main practical results of this change are
1. the regex code is no longer subject to LGPL; it's now 2-clause BSD
2. most (all?) popular nonstandard regex extensions are supported
I hesitate to call this a "sync" since both the old and new code are
heavily modified. in one sense, the old code was "more severely"
modified, in that it was actively hostile to non-strictly-conforming
expressions. on the other hand, the new code has eliminated the
useless translation of the entire regex string to wchar_t prior to
compiling, and now only converts multibyte character literals as
in the future i may use this modified TRE as a basis for writing the
long-planned new regex engine that will avoid multibyte-to-wide
character conversion entirely by compiling multibyte bracket
expressions specific to UTF-8.