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Re: LC_NUMERIC=fr_FR and floating point arithmetics

Zefram wrote:
> Numeric output should by default be in the input format (C locale)
> so that it can be reused in the expected manner.

Okay, this patch makes it do that.

> If printf is not
> sufficient for rendering numbers in human format, we could add an
> output-using-locale flag to the output format specification syntax of
> $(()) -- there's already syntax to select the radix to use on output.

It would possibly be more useful for $a than $(()) because that is where
all the typeset -F/-E stuff applies. I'll wait and see if there is
demand and if so, a parameter expansion flag could also be added (L and
l are gone along with most of the rest of the alphabet so we'd need to
think of a suitable free letter). If ksh keeps it's current behaviour, a
KSH_something option could perhaps be used.

I consider this patch a bug fix which would imply that I should apply it
to 4.0 but 4.0 doesn't have printf and hence has no way to output floats
in the current locale. I could backport printf, leave the patch out of
4.0 or do something else. Any thoughts?

Note also, that there is no way to input numbers with locale
conventions. If there is demand for a way to do this, we could perhaps
add an option to read so that typeset -F num; read num would do this but
lose math evaluation. Or perhaps add the facility somewhere else.


Index: Src/params.c
RCS file: /cvsroot/zsh/zsh/Src/params.c,v
retrieving revision 1.69
diff -u -r1.69 params.c
--- Src/params.c	31 Oct 2002 18:32:40 -0000	1.69
+++ Src/params.c	11 Mar 2003 10:00:10 -0000
@@ -3417,6 +3417,7 @@
 convfloat(double dval, int digits, int flags, FILE *fout)
     char fmt[] = "%.*e";
+    char *prev_locale, *ret;
      * The difficulty with the buffer size is that a %f conversion
@@ -3451,16 +3452,24 @@
+#ifdef USE_LOCALE
+    prev_locale = dupstring(setlocale(LC_NUMERIC, NULL));
+    setlocale(LC_NUMERIC, "POSIX");
     if (fout) {
 	fprintf(fout, fmt, digits, dval);
-	return NULL;
+	ret = NULL;
     } else {
 	VARARR(char, buf, 512 + digits);
 	sprintf(buf, fmt, digits, dval);
 	if (!strchr(buf, 'e') && !strchr(buf, '.'))
 	    strcat(buf, ".");
-	return dupstring(buf);
+	ret = dupstring(buf);
+#ifdef USE_LOCALE
+    if (prev_locale) setlocale(LC_NUMERIC, prev_locale);
+    return ret;
 /* Start a parameter scope */

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