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Re: [PATCH] Locales: Use CLDR matching thousands separator
- From: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Rafal Luzynski <digitalfreak at lingonborough dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Marko Myllynen <myllynen at redhat dot com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:18:27 -0400
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Locales: Use CLDR matching thousands separator
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 08/17/2018 03:01 PM, Rafal Luzynski wrote:
> 16.08.2018 11:28 Marko Myllynen <email@example.com> wrote:
>> [...] But of course going back and forth on the glibc side is not ideal
>> if CLDR does the change some time in the future.
> That's my reason to oppose against this change but my opposition is weak.
> That means, if other people want to introduce this change I will not
> oppose anymore.
This is called an objection, the strong form is called a sustained objection.
Only sustained objection would block consensus on accepting a patch.
So it sounds like you don't have a sustained objection, you're just worried
about the changes causing confusion to our users, and I agree that could be
a problem, but being out of sync with CLDR is also a problem. Your objection
is recorded here.
>> But currently it is
>> unclear when, if ever, that might happen, it could be several releases
>> (years) from now.
>> Perhaps do nothing for now, and prior next release try to conclude from
>> the CLDR ticket whether it then seems warranted to apply this patch or not?
> I hoped Unicode would reply more quickly. If it does not then your idea looks
> like a good middle ground.
Is there any way to get traction on this issue?
Ask the FSF to become a voting member for glibc at $18,000USD/year? :-)