[fpc-pascal] locale solution for unix systems

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Mar 20 11:46:25 CET 2009

In our previous episode, Henry Vermaak said:
> > Personally I don't see the use of going this way. Why not simply use iconv?
> but that's just for char set conversion, how would we get the locale
> data (like time/date format, etc)?  i guess we have no choice but to
> parse the definition files, then.

Correct, it is apparantly libc itself, not iconv, but the point is if
clocale can, why not abstract it that way.

Because the textmode versions might not be installed on all systems, the
compiled versions might be OS specific, and if they ever change for linux
distributions you have another problem at your hand.

And IMHO it is not crucial enough to try to bypass libc.

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