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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:01:20 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Locale bikeshed time

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 09:25:03PM +0200, wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:39:07PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> > My leaning would be to use complete
> > files for language-based locales, and file-per-category for individual
> > category locales that are not associated with any particular language
> > (and where, thereby, there's no assumption that they should provide
> > any behavior to other categories).
> This feels appropriate - if the definitions indeed fall into distinctive
> classes like "full" / "single-category" and also if the naming reflects
> the distinction (keeping objects with different properties in the same
> name space is otherwise harmful, among others harmful for ease of
> understanding by the prospective users and administrators).

IMO language-based locales should be ll, lll, ll_TT, or lll_TT form
where ll or lll is lowercase ISO language code and TT is uppercase
territory code. Non-language-based locale files should avoid these


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