[Pharo-project] new Cog VMs uploaded

Henrik Sperre Johansen henrik.s.johansen at veloxit.no
Wed Apr 27 20:43:06 CEST 2011


On 27.04.2011 20:35, Henrik Sperre Johansen wrote:
> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> Henry
>
>
Oh wait, I forgot.
LocalePlugin caches the values for the current locale at startup, so it 
wouldn't work changing it later anyways.

Sorry for the noise (except the TLDR part).

Cheers,
Henry




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