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Re: date default output format : locale-dependency

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: date default output format : locale-dependency
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 10:51:32 -0800 (PST)

> From: Jim Meyering <address@hidden>
> Date: 11 Nov 2000 09:00:55 +0100

> I'll probably go ahead and add _() regardless,
> for those systems that lack _DATE_FMT.

Adding _() doesn't sound right to me, as it would cause "date" to not
conform to POSIX in some cases.  For example, suppose LC_ALL is unset,
LC_TIME="POSIX", and LANG="ko_KR".  In that case, POSIX.2 says that
LC_TIME determines the format and contents of date and time strings
written by date, which means "date" must generate output using the
POSIX locale; but adding _() would cause "date" to use a Korean
translation of the format.

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