Bug#142072: acknowledged by developer (Re: libc6: pre Euro currencies obseleted too soon)
On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 08:48:58PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > > So LSB is wrong. Q2.3 is crap. Reread my post. Rethink what is the
> > > locale. The principle is the real world requirement, not the standard
> > > conformance. Blind follower might not be always good result. Be not
> > > the standard fundamentalism.
> > I could understand your point of view if there was a conflict between
> > standard conformance and real world requirement, but this is not the
> > case. We ask you to allow people generating their own locales with
> > pre-Euro currencies if they need to, nothing more; current locales
> > are unchanged.
> Hmm. we can say int_curr_symbols have no ability to handle the
> multiple/obsolete currencies. But should we provide (ex) "de_DE@DTM"?
> Is it really needed?
> I don't think it's really needed. In addition, changing some fields
> with the same locale should be avoided (so the separate locales
> (de_DE, de_DE@DTM) should be provided), because it becomes the
> different locale each other.
Please re-read original bugreport and #156821, we do not ask for any
change, but additions to the list of valid currencies (or to be more
precise cancels of removals in iso-4217.def), that's all.
If user wants to define de_DE@DEM, this is his own problem; he
currently can't because DEM is not a valid currency.