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Re: [patch] 21.1 CVS ls-lisp.el -- Correct dired listing in w2k


From: Pavel Janík
Subject: Re: [patch] 21.1 CVS ls-lisp.el -- Correct dired listing in w2k
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2002 13:05:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090005 (Oort Gnus v0.05) Emacs/21.1.50 (i386-suse-linux-gnu)

   From: "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden>
   Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 20:19:35 +0200

   > > !                ;;  It's unfortunate, that `strftime' down not return
   > > !                ;;  3-character month abbreviation in w32 system.
   > > !                ;;  We cut the month here if the Month here manually.
   > > !                (substring (format-time-string "%b" time) 0 3)
   > 
   > I really don't think this is a good idea: how do we know that the
   > first 3 characters of a month name in an arbitrary language give an
   > unambiguous abbreviation, or even something sensible at all?

I agree, e.g. in Czech we have:

June = červen
July = červenec

ie. first six characters are same.
-- 
Pavel Janík

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                  -- Lynne Jolitz about Unix and Unix hackers



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