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Re: built-in printf %f parameter format depend on LC_NUMERIC


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: built-in printf %f parameter format depend on LC_NUMERIC
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 16:02:39 -0400
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On 7/9/19 3:39 PM, Léa Gris wrote:

> I note that Bash's built-in printf %f or %d does not honour LC_NUMERIC
> thousands_sep=" " when dealing with integers.
> 
> $ printf '%f\n' '1 000 000'
> bash: printf: 1 000 000: nombre non valable
> 1,000000
> 
> locale -ck thousands_sep
> LC_NUMERIC
> thousands_sep=" "
> 
> $ printf '%d\n' '1 000 000'
> bash: printf: 1 000 000: nombre non valable
> 1

These are up to the system's strtol/strtod. I don't know of too many
strtol implementations that use the thousands separator and numeric
grouping.

-- 
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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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