Subject: Re: I18n floating point conversions
From: Thomas Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 07:00:17 CST
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Mike Nordell wrote:
> Misery. :-(
> It's not up to speed, though that code would temporary fix my problem for
> 0.7.12, but I'm not the one to give the call. However, my call is "Hold!",
> with a very visible exclamation mark behind itī. If we're working our a**es
> off to get a UCS-2, ASCII, Kanji and so forth relesee going, and then it
> turns out we can't even handle the C (since we're forbidden to use the C++
> locale) library in UI, wouldn't that make some users look at us like "what
> *are* these persons doing?"?
> So, how do we handle this. I'm in favor of a 0.7.12 release RSN, but on the
> other hand I know that a release somehow gets developers going on new stuff
> and sort of "forgets" about the earlier problems.
I don't think that this has to be the case ... especially if you
are willing to be the policeman reminding us about things not
really taken care of.
> I don't see this as a 0.7.12 showstopper, but it would be a stopper for .13
> or .14 since we know about it.
> Words anyone?
> Should we release a 0.7.12 with a known (hardcoded fix!) anomaly regarding
> floating point values in this very limited area, and then *require* that
> anyone ivolved in floating point display or parsing have a look at their
> current usage and if appropriate use what we decide upon, or should we
> simply hold 0.7.12?
I'm all in favour of a 0.7.12 release with the usual rough
edges ... goodness knows that the QNX interface has some
rough edges. I'm also waiting to make the list interface
dialog a little cleaner (in terms of implementation ...
it seems to me we have a lot of extra code there) until
Thomas (toe-mah) Fletcher QNX Software Systems
email@example.com Neutrino Development Group
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