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Re: ResourceBundle variants and child variants
- From: Dalibor Topic <robilad at yahoo dot com>
- To: Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp dot org>, Andrew Haley <aph at redhat dot com>
- Cc: mauve-discuss at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 08:45:14 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: ResourceBundle variants and child variants
--- Mark Wielaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 12:27, Andrew Haley wrote:
> > Mark Wielaard writes:
> > > Mauve contains a couple of
> java.util.ResourceBundle checks that test for
> > > "child variants". The Java Class Libraries,
> Volume 1, Second Edition
> > > explains these things and gives some examples.
> > > ErrorResources_de_CH_WIN_95 and
> ErrorResources_de_CH_WIN_311 are both
> > > child variants of ErrorResources_de_CH_WIN.
> Mauve even contains some
> > > tests to check that these child variants are
> correctly searched for.
> > >
> > > The API Spec as found online however does not
> talk about child variants
> > > at all. And a quick test against the Sun JDK
> 1.4.1 implementation seems
> > > to suggest that it does not implement support
> for these child variants.
> > >
> > > Which specification should we take as
> > > Do the different class libraries
> implementations implement it?
> > > (GNU Classpath and libgcj don't support them,
> kaffe does.)
> > > Should these tests be removed from Mauve?
> > I would think so. There's no way that Mauve
> should be testing
> > anything outside the specifications.
> But the question is, what is considered The
> I use The Java Class Libraries books a lot when
> implementing classes.
> And since it describes the child variants it could
> also be argued that
> the online API doc (and most implementations except
> for Kaffe) is
I think I remember the time when there were child
variants for *Locales* in wide useage in the EU, due
to pending conversion to a new currency. de_DE_EURO
I don't know if that means anything to ResourceBundle
support, but I'd expect it to match Locale's rules for
resolution. I think one of the examples for Locale in
Java Class Libraries 2n Ed Volume 1 mentions a
norwegian Locale with the child variant "bookmal".
As I understand the spec for Locale, it says "Where
there are two variants, separate them with an
underscore, and put the most important one first." ,
so it is possible to have child variants. They also
give an example in the next sentence,
"Traditional_WIN" . See
, the paragraph just below the country code link.
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