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Re: [patch #5511] Clean up variable formats

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [patch #5511] Clean up variable formats
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 20:05:13 -0800
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Ben Pfaff <address@hidden> writes:

> John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 06:32:42AM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>>      > If not, it ought to be locale dependent.  
>>      I actually don't think so: the SPSS manuals don't say anything
>>      about adaptation to language here, and so I assume that these are
>>      not locale dependent.
>>      > On the other hand, if debug is the primary motivation for this
>>      > function, then maybe it ought to be seperate from
>>      > dollar_format_template which is for user interaction.
>>      I think they have a different purpose: fmt_date_template is for
>>      internal use in parsing and output, dollar_format_template is
>>      useful for user interaction.
>> OK.  I agree.  The syntax should not be dependent upon locale (except
>> perhaps that identifiers can come from different character sets).  In
>> that case, fmt_date_template and dollar_format_template should be
>> distinct functions.   However it might still be a good idea to put
>> them both in the same place (and rename them so that their purpose is
>> clear).
> OK.  I'll move it and rename it, and possibly rename
> fmt_date_template as well, to clarify everything.

I finally took care of this, although I didn't rename
fmt_date_template, because I couldn't think of a better name.
Ben Pfaff 
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