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[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 > stick > > 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 > currency > > 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 ??!! > > Jean
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") regards, Ingo