From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-23 12:15:54
On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 18:04:56 +0300, Peter Dimov wrote
> Jeff Garland wrote:
> > I think there are some other considerations here with date-time.
> > What if you want to replace the short or long strings associated with
> > a month output? Or I want the 'days of the week' be 'day1', 'day2',
> > instead of 'Sun', 'Mon', etc. For these cases I think the strings
> > need to get associated with a facet instead of a fleeting i/o
> > manipulator.
> You are right. However there are legitimate cases where I might want
> both. That is, override the locale-specific month names using a
> facet _and_ choose a strftime-style date format independently. So I
> think that you need both a facet (for storing locale-dependent
> information for %a, %A, %b, %B, %c, %p, %r, %x, %X, and the other
> locale-dependent specifiers) and a manipulator for the format string.
Yep, I can see the convenience of having the manipulator. For now though
users will have to reset formats thru the facets...