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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: low hanging fruit while cleaning up test failures
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:41:38 GMT
Travis Vitek wrote:
> 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'? :)

He he :) Okay, so maybe we can come up with something a little
more within reach the interim.


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