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Re: LC_MESSAGES and BSD/OS

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Giles Lean <giles(at)nemeton(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: LC_MESSAGES and BSD/OS
Date: 2000-06-28 18:46:13
Message-ID: 200006281846.OAA23805@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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OK, I am willing to make them #ifdef'ed, if someone would explain what
LC_MESSAGES is used for.


> 
> > Locale does not work on BSD/OS because it does not have LC_MESSAGES.  I
> > just got this back from BSDI technical support.  Comments?
> 
> ...
> 
> | LC_MESSAGES is apparently an extension; it's not in the POSIX spec, and it's
> | not in the C spec I have handy.  (Admittedly, that's C99, but I don't think
> | anything like this was removed since C89.)  So, recommend you #ifdef that;
> | 
> | 	#ifdef LC_MESSAGES
> | 	...[interact with LC_MESSAGES]
> | 	#endif
> 
> POSIX and ANSI C have the following categories:
> 
> LC_ALL
> LC_COLLATE
> LC_CTYPE
> LC_MONETARY
> LC_NUMERIC
> LC_TIME
> 
> "Implementation defined additional categories" are allowed, and it
> looks like many (most?) implementations use LC_MESSAGES, but they
> don't have to, I guess.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Giles
> 


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