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Re: [PATCH] locale.5: document glibc conventions regarding days and week


On 2014-05-28 18:03, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Marko Myllynen <> wrote:
>> On 2014-05-28 17:30, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Marko Myllynen <> wrote:
>>>> On 2014-05-28 14:54, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>>>>> Looking at this patch more closely, there's a piece that seems to be broken.
>>>>> That sentence is garbled. Some words are missing, I think. Can you clarify?
>>>> it was clumsy indeed, and also repetitive, I don't think it's needed at all
>>>> as the previous paragraph already explains the same thing.
>>>> Please see an updated and rebased patch below.
>>> Best just to tell me what needs to be dropped from the preceding
>>> patch, since I've already merged and edited in a private branch.
>> best to drop the sentence that was garbled. I'll double check it once it
>> appears in a public branch.
> Done. And now the changes are published in Git.

thanks, looks good, I'd add this tiny change to be explicit rather than implicit.

>From 4d8d8552aaf67f56278d1d8b90c88e531bfd111e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Marko Myllynen <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 18:11:55 +0300
Subject: [PATCH] locale.5: minor NOTES clarification

 man5/locale.5 |   16 ++++++++++++----
 1 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man5/locale.5 b/man5/locale.5
index d762858..572833d 100644
--- a/man5/locale.5
+++ b/man5/locale.5
@@ -1079,10 +1079,12 @@ Usual default path for locale definition files.
 POSIX.2, ISO/IEC TR 14652.
 The collective GNU C library community wisdom regarding
+.IR abday ,
 .IR day ,
 .IR week ,
+.IR first_weekday ,
-.I first_weekday
+.I first_workday
 states at
 the following:
@@ -1090,13 +1092,17 @@ the following:
 The value of the second
 .I week
 list item specifies the base of the
+.I abday
 .I day
 .IP *
 .I first_weekday
 specifies the offset of the first day-of-week in the
+.I abday
 .I day
 .IP *
 For compatibility reasons, all glibc locales should set the value of the
@@ -1104,8 +1110,10 @@ second
 list item to
 .B 19971130
 (Sunday) and base the
+.I abday
 .I day
-list appropriately, and set
+lists appropriately, and set
 .I first_weekday
 .B 1


Marko Myllynen

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