Daniel Verite wrote:
>       Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > > > Oh, so C locale has "" for thousands_sep?  Hmm.  So there is no way to
> > > > disinguish "" as "don't have" from "" as "don't want".  Will revert.
> > > 
> > > Possibly we could special-case C locale, and allow an empty string only
> > > when not C locale.  However, it could be that there are other locales
> > > where the change would surprise people, too :-(
> > 
> > Not sure.  Peter stated the French locale was wrong for the Debian they
> > were using, and he should know, so I am going to wait for  more feeback.
> 
> The baseline glibc sources from gnu.org have
> (in glibc-2.3.6/localedata/locales/fr_FR):
> 
> LC_NUMERIC
> decimal_point             "<U002C>"
> thousands_sep             ""
> grouping                  0;0
> END LC_NUMERIC
> 
> So at first sight it's more a glibc issue rather than debian-specific.
> 
> However, this was filed as a bug in debian long ago. Incidentally, it got 
> fixed
> just this week, meaning that the future debian-glibc should use a space 
> instead
> of the empty string, as reported here:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-glibc/2006/02/msg00168.html
> Which is consistent with Peter's statement that it was wrong up to now, and 
> also
> with what the OP expected in the first place.

Oh, good.  I looked and now realize that psql is already checking for a
non-"" string:

            if (*extlconv->thousands_sep)

so we are consistent.

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