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Re: Text collation

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Text collation
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 10:01:53 +0100
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Kevin Ryde <address@hidden> writes:

> I think the existing strftime is enough, it's just nobody has got
> around to using it.  The only extra would be the decimal point for ~f.

I suspect that this would be suboptimal.  SRFI-19 has its own template
format for `date->string', and internally it uses primitives equivalent
to `nl_langinfo (DAY_1)' and the likes (the `priv:locale' functions).

> If you're interested in srfi-19 then fixing the date conversion would
> be the best thing to do (dates prior to 1582 use gregorian leap years,
> where it should be julian; it gets for instance a wrong start point
> for the julian day numbers).

I don't clearly understand.  Could you provide more details for the
novice (perhaps in another thread)?  :-)


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