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Re: Locale vs. Number formatting

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Locale vs. Number formatting
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:29:26 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> If I am right that this is a libc is the independent variable,
> then we can expect a lot of users to start complaining after
> their operating systems get upgraded.  Mindaugus correctly
> points out that ignoring the LC_NUMERIC locale is not good
> anyway (it means that certain aspects of the GUI don't get
> displayed as users might want).  So I think we need to fix the
> problem, not just the symptom.  That is to say, we should set
> ALL locale categories, and deal with the consequences where, in
> the past we have relied upon the C locale behaviour.
> There are several approaches that I can think of:
> 1. Use write a set of c-printf functions. Unfortunately, there
> aren't any in gnulib.

John and I talked about this in #pspp today.  We agreed to aim
toward this approach.  John started in on it by committing some
changes to use c_strtod() in place of strtod() where necessary.

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