[REBOL] Re: read ftp:// error
From: moeller_thorsten:gmx at: 29-May-2001 16:40
i completely agree with you regarding the implementation of all variations
of month names around the world. But, we received our sever preconfiguered
from HP. And Users of Applications don't care about what version of OS is
running on a server they want to access with an FTP-Client.
Why must there be any to-date conversion when i want to read a file via FTP?
Von: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]Im Auftrag
von Joanna Kurki
Gesendet: Dienstag, 29. Mai 2001 15:42
Betreff: [REBOL] Re: read ftp:// error
At 14:03 29.5.2001 +0100, you wrote:
>Thorsten Moeller wrote:
>>Perhaps there could be a workaround.
>Persuade all of Germany to use May instead of Mai? :)
Not using localizated dates on places it cause troubles. Like in
international communication (FTP, http, E-mail)
>Seriously though, you could preprocess the string converting
>DD/Mai/YYYY into DD/May/YYYY I suppose.
Yes.. But it's not just that.. it's goes much further
For example .. Its "Maj" in swedish and "Tou" in finish.. (Short of
So in the end.. you need to check over 100 languages for all possible words
you might encounter, in this case all 12 months names.. Not a good
I remember this issue came up when Commodore decided to localize AmigaOS..
Suddenly some time-releated scripts stopped worlking.. (Whops)