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Re: built-in printf %f parameter format depend on LC_NUMERIC

From: Léa Gris
Subject: Re: built-in printf %f parameter format depend on LC_NUMERIC
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 18:46:43 +0200
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Le 09/07/2019 à 22:02, Chet Ramey écrivait :

These are up to the system's strtol/strtod. I don't know of too many
strtol implementations that use the thousands separator and numeric

Chet and you other Bash maintainers or contributors dudes:

I can foresee the implications and blockages even lightly considering the possibility to align the Bash's built-in printf behavior with the %f argument with the sibling GNU Coreutils printf implementation.

Anyway, I hope this topic to remain a place for sane discussions about the implications of Bash's printf implementation for numerical data interoperability while allowing display and printout to user locale format.

Because it help myself in a positive way, I'd like to share my free software contribution with a small lcnumconv.sh library I made available here:


The README exposes the incentives behind this library/stand-alone command, that may shed some light on how the Bash's printf implementation of the %f format can be an issue.

Be glad if it can helps in some way.

Do what the F** you want with it :)

Léa Gris

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