Re: [dev] [wmii] Locale problem with "uptime" (loadavg in status bar) and a suggestion

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:26:49 -0400

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:39:59PM +0200, Troels Henriksen wrote:
>Uriel <> writes:
>> Again, stop trying to 'use' the PoSix locale system for anything, it
>> is completely broken and totally antithetical to how Unix is designed
>> to work.
>> An option would be to use p9p's user space instead of the usual GNU
>> crap.
>What should you do if you don't want all your programs to write
>brain-dead US units and punctuation?

At the rist of feeding a troll, don't be an idiot. Decimal and
thousands separators are arbitrary. Neither has any advantage
over the other, they're simply a matter of custom. As for units,
POSIX locales have no influence on them whatever.

Kris Maglione
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whether or not they are working simply by looking at them.  Very often
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staring into space.  What the programmer is trying to do is get a
handle on all the individual and unrelated ideas that are scampering
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