[Pharo-project] new Cog VMs uploaded

Henrik Sperre Johansen henrik.s.johansen at veloxit.no
Wed Apr 27 20:35:47 CEST 2011

Also note, primShortDateFormat does nothing with the Locale you specify.

All the primitives return values for the current process locale. (Set at
startup to system locale rather than C)

You'd need to forcibly change the process locale with primSetLocale from
ImmX11Plugin (which isn't available in the image, thank God), and hope your
linux has that locale installed 
(Ubuntu f.ex. only comes with a single one installed by default, and
switching to anything but that or C will fail)

Can't use primGetLocale (not accessible from image either :D ) to check if
it's been successful though, as that resets the locale to system locale :)

TLDR; What you want to do is impossible with the current implementation.
Correcting it is really a waste of time, as something which works correct
would be shabby at best.
Implementing use of CLDR data is the way to go if you want something that is
both reliable and works.

The only bits the Locale plugin is good at (should be used for), is getting
the system defined country/language.


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