[libvirt] [PATCH v3 0/2] Adding locale support for virStrToDouble().

Julio Faracco jcfaracco at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 20:55:12 UTC 2017

Twos question related to this topic:
1. Is virstringtest missing some important tests from virstring.c? I'm
not seeing vir{StrToDouble|DoubleToStr}...
2. Should locale be considered during the test phase too?

2017-06-22 8:23 GMT-03:00 Martin Kletzander <mkletzan at redhat.com>:
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:12:44PM +0200, Peter Krempa wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:30:06 +0200, Martin Kletzander wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 02:08:27PM -0300, Julio Faracco wrote:
>>> > The commits add locale support for virStrToDouble() due to differences
>>> > between
>>> > the mantissa separator in different languages. For example, kernel
>>> > always uses
>>> > dot to separate mantissa. An user who is using pt_BR locale (for
>>> > example) uses
>>> > comma as a separator. So, this user will have problems to parse a
>>> > kernel
>>> > settings using strtod() function.
>>> >
>>> > One of commits move the virDoubleToStr() to virstring.* to share locale
>>> > global variables. Joining the two functions makes more sense.
>>> >
>>> Reviewed-by: Martin Kletzander <mkletzan at redhat.com>
>>> I'll push it in a minute.  Thanks for the patches and patience!
>> Since this broke build and will require fixing. I'd prefer that the
>> code to set and revert the locale will be wrapped into a function rather
>> than scattering conditionally compiled code through the code base.
> I'm working on that, but either we need more functions to add
> conditionally, or just remove the conditionally compiled code from just
> one of those two functions.  I'll post a fix in a while that fixes and
> cleans up more stuff, so we'll see and can talk on that patch.

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