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From "Gary D. Gregory (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CLI-226) createNumber() in TypeHandler cannot work with some Locale
Date Sun, 01 Jul 2012 15:28:48 GMT

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Gary D. Gregory updated CLI-226:
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    Attachment: cli-226.diff

This patch updates the number handling to accept "," and "." for decimal separators. This
is a change in behavior from what is described in the Javadoc.
                
> createNumber() in TypeHandler cannot work with some Locale
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CLI-226
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLI-226
>             Project: Commons CLI
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>            Reporter: Olivier Sechet
>              Labels: i18n
>         Attachments: cli-226.diff
>
>
> The {{createNumber()}} method in the {{TypeHandler}} class expects the decimal separator
to be a dot ({{'.'}}). However the dot is not used in all the languages as a decimal separator.
Most of the European countries, Russia and a lot of others countries uses a comma ({{','}}).
> With the corresponding {{Locale}}, the {{createNumber()}} method fails, throwing an exception.
> For example:
> {code:title=Type.java|borderStyle=solid}
> public class Type {
>     public static void main(final String[] args) {
>         java.util.Locale.setDefault(java.util.Locale.GERMANY);
>         String text = java.text.NumberFormat.getNumberInstance().format(12.34);
>         Number nb = org.apache.commons.cli.TypeHandler.createNumber(text);
>         System.out.println(nb);
>     }
> }
> {code}

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