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bug#18051: 24.3.92; ls-lisp: Sorting; make ls-lisp-string-lessp a normal


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#18051: 24.3.92; ls-lisp: Sorting; make ls-lisp-string-lessp a normal function?
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:33:36 +0300

> From: Michael Albinus <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:42:44 +0200
> 
> > Btw, I wonder whether we should have a way to pass the locale string
> > explicitly, instead of relying on $LC_COLLATE.
> 
> We could add an optional argument to string-collate-*. But this would
> break signature equivalence with string-lessp and string-equal,
> respectively.
> 
> Or we could introduce a global var, which shall be let-bound to the
> locale string.

Or have a new optional argument in string-lessp etc., or introduce a
new set of APIs which will accept a locale, and have string-lessp
etc. call them with that argument nil.

> This raises the question, whether we shall use also my first setlocale
> approach in case of uselocale absence?

I think so, yes.





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