Chip Salzenberg writes:
> According to Jarkko Hietaniemi:
> > The only clean way I see out of the locale mess is to replace them
> > with a clean *Perl-specific* API ...
> I'll do you one better:
I like being bested like this.
> We create Locales The Way They Should Have Been as a library with
> complete bindings for at least C, C++, Perl, Java, and (your favorite
> language here). I'm sure that some existing project has something we
..., Python, Tcl, at least.
> could build. Perl can be the primary guinea pig.
> Then comes the good part: We release the library. It becomes a de
> facto standard throughout the software world. We thus eradicate the
> horror of ANSI locales from the collective memory of the net.
> "To dream the impossible dream...."
I'm all for this, if somebody just gives me 30 extra hours for each day
to work on it.
> PS: It's been done once before, with time zones.
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