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Re: decimal point vs. comma

From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker
Subject: Re: decimal point vs. comma
Date: 8 Sep 2005 11:13:35 GMT

Bohdan Milar <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,

> I use gawk to process several accounting books with thousands of 
> entries. Everything went well until 3.1.3 where (as I found in the NEWS 
> file) "Gawk now follows POSIX in handling of local numeric formats for
> input, output and number/string conversions".

> I think this is not correct. 

You think wrongly, then.  It's perfectly correct: it does exactly what
both documentation and the applicable standard say it will.  If that's
not what you wanted it do, well, then you shouldn't have set
LC_NUMERIC to czech.

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (address@hidden)
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