Re: A few comments on recent changes
On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Note that the file does not currently use slices. If you feel the
> current format for information in releases/info is not appropriate
> for your language we can easily change to using slices.
At least I would like to get release date formatted per language
basis. As a finnish speaker, it would be much nicer to have
"14. elokuuta 2000" than "2000-08-14".
Maybe easier way than slices for this would be adding small perl code,
which would use glibc's locales. I already made some experiments with
this, problem with this code is that it requires area part to locale
Here is my perl code:
# use strict;
use POSIX qw(locale_h);
use POSIX qw(strftime);
print strftime "%x\n", gmtime(str2time("2000-08-15"));
Here are the example commands to trigger problem mentioned above:
$ LC_TIME=fi perl time.pl
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_TIME = "fi",
LANG = (unset)
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
$ LC_TIME=fi_FI perl time.pl
And also to note, even this is suboptimal, I prefer "14. elokuuta
2000" to "14.08.2000", because it just sounds better inside sentence,
latter would appropriate when date is alone.