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From Travis Vitek <vi...@roguewave.com>
Subject Re: low hanging fruit while cleaning up test failures
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2007 00:33:46 GMT



Martin Sebor wrote:
> 
> Yeah, the grep filter is there but it doesn't work on Windows and
> it's not quite portable.
> 
> I'd like to get rid of the "grep feature" and replace it with
> something reliable. E.g., an interface that I could pass a set of
> standard locale names (in the format of <language>_<COUNTRY>) and
> or a set of encodings and have it pull up those that match not
> using a lexicographical comparison but by intelligently mapping
> the standard names to the native ones used on each platform).
> 
> That way I could call rw_locales() for example like so:
> 
>      rw_locales (0, 0, "UTF-8");
> 
> to give me the names of all locales encoded in UTF-8. Or maybe
> like so:
> 
>      rw_locales (0, "de_CH en", 0);
> 
> to find all German locales for Switzerland in all encodings, and
> also all English locales for all countries in any encoding. Etc.
> 
> Or something along those lines...
> 
> But I don't want us to have to hardcode different sets of locale
> and codeset names for each platform in every set, and I don't
> think that just taking the first N lines of locale -a output is
> a good solution either.
> 

And you consider this to be 'low hanging fruit'? :)

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