[fpc-devel] Locale solution for Linux (and maybe *nix)

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Aug 4 10:37:33 CEST 2008

On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> > On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> > 
> > So, if you can write a parser for these files, please do, and I'll integrate
> > it at once in the sysutils unit :-)
> Why that? What is the problem with clocale?

The Libc dependency. Sysutils is used in a lot of small programs which
do not necessarily depend on Libc. Having a locale available for these
without pulling in libc would be a big plus in my eyes.

If we can have a routine that parses the locale file, we can add it to
sysutils or as a plugin unit, whatever. To have separate widestring
managers and thread managers would also be a good thing (tm).


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