[REBOL] Re: AW: Re: Enhancement Request - /Integer and /Fraction Refi nements fo
From: ingo::2b1::de at: 23-Oct-2000 22:19
Once upon a time Holzammer, Jean spoketh thus:
> > ...feel compelled to argue as the devils' advocate here.
> > system/local/currency! eh?
> > As it is intended to be WORLD Wide Web it may be in best interests to
> > with the
> > most widely accepted AND reasonably stable currencies to ever change hands
> > on this planet,
> > that being USD. USD IS local currency in many more countries than the US.
> > Arguably 95%+ of all
> > ecommerce transactions are in USD. It makes things easy. Banks here in the
> > US and banks in
> > Europe I know of tend to charge prohibitive exchange fees for small
> > amounts. There
> > are no countries I know of where USD cannot be spent rather easily. Should
> > we ever have a world
> > dollar it best be green.
> Do we really have to comment THAT ??!!
Yes, it is valid point, _why_ do we spend so much time on _internationalization_?
Just grep the language spoken by most people, and go ahead with it ... of course
now we all have to learn chinese ;-)
On the other hand, I don't think it's wise to add localization into the language
level. Ever tried to run a german VBA program on an english computer?
Do you know what to expect from value-of-type-money/rin ?
(asking my lexicon I get "japanese money: 1 Yen = 100 sen = 1000 rin")