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Re: [GENERAL] trouble with to_char('L')

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Hiroshi Inoue <inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>
Cc: Takahiro Itagaki <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)oss(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] trouble with to_char('L')
Date: 2010-04-26 13:32:11
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Hiroshi Inoue wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Takahiro Itagaki wrote:
> >> Takahiro Itagaki <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)oss(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Revised patch attached. Please test it.
> >> I applied this version of the patch.
> >> Please check wheter the bug is fixed and any buildfarm failures.
> > 
> > Great.  I have merged in my C comments into the code with the attached
> > patch so we remember why the code is setup as it is.
> > 
> > One thing I am confused about is that, for Win32, our numeric/monetary
> > handling sets lc_ctype to match numeric/monetary, while our time code in
> > the same file uses that method _and_ uses wcsftime() to return the value
> > in wide characters.  So, why do we do both for time?  Is there any value
> > to that?
> Unfortunately wcsftime() is a halfway conveniece function which uses
> ANSI version of functionalities internally.
> AFAIC the only way to remove the dependency to LC_CTYPE is to call
>   GeLocaleInfoW() directly.

Thanks.  I have documented this fact in a C comment;  patch attached.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

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