Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:00:49 +0100 From: Daniel Schoepe <daniel@...oepe.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: printf doesn't respect locale On Mon, Sep 9, 2019 at 6:55 PM Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote: > It's not a discrepancy; the set of locales supported by an > implementation, unless it includes the POSIX localedef utility/option, > is implementation-defined. musl's definition does not include locales > where the radix point is not '.' Thanks, that makes sense. However, it may make sense to document this assumption in the FAQ entries related to printf. > I really really really don't like the feature of changing the radix > point, and this implementation choice was intentional, but it's come > up several times with people being upset that it's not in line with > musl's mission of being multilingual-friendly. I think it deserves > some consideration again along with upcoming locale improvements. > There's at least one past thread with design sketches on how it would > need to be done (and what needs to be done anyway for LC_MONETARY > stuff), and sadly it got no feedback from people interested in > improved locale functionality which is why I've kinda let it be for > the time being... I'm also not a fan of this behavior, I actually stumbled across this when tracking down a bug the different radix usage caused. Best, Daniel > > Rich
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