Portable CL Locale Support

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Sean Ross <>


Sean Ross <>


README for Package CL-L10N Author: Sean Ross i18n, CLDR stuff: Levente Mészáros, Attila Lendvai Homepage: CLDR: *** About cl-l10n is a localization package for common-lisp. It is distributed under an MIT style license although the locale files themselves are distributed under the LGPL. There is also i18n support, read on for details. *** Emacs goodies I have this in my init.el that, besides other things, adds better indentation for DEFRESOURCES. (require 'cl) (let ((overrides '((defclass* defclass) (defcondition* defcondition) (def (4 4 (&whole 4 &rest 2) &body)) (defresources (4 &rest (&whole 2 &lambda &body)))))) (dolist (el overrides) (put (first el) 'common-lisp-indent-function (if (symbolp (second el)) (get (second el) 'common-lisp-indent-function) (second el))))) *** API See docs/cl-l10n.texi *** i18n When locales are loaded cl-l10n also tries to load locale-specific resource files. They are simple lisp files that are read into the *RESOURCE-PACKAGE* package. Use WITH-RESOURCE-PACKAGE to bind it at an appriately high level of your application. I suggest to create a separate package for language resources and don't import it in your app, so you can easily see/search for lang:foo references. The resources in these files are either constants or lambdas. For lambdas we create a function with the resource name that looks up the locale specific implementation and calls it. This way you can write in your code (lang:plural-of #"foot") and it will return "feet" in the language given in *locale*. #"" is a reader macro that expands into a lookup-resource call. Resource lookup can fall back to less preferred languages when *locale* is a list. *** TODO/plans The CLDR files contain formatting patterns that could be used for generating/driving parsers, especially for date/time. Collation info should be used to generate locale sensitive string comparators. For the whole (quite complex!) story read this: Consider reinstating a dwim-ish date/time parser, but it brings up more questions than i want to write up right now. Consider the relationship with the local-time project, and decide about responsibilities. *** Testing Run (asdf:test-system :cl-l10n) to test the code. If you have unexpected failures, drop a mail to the mailing list. *** Troubleshooting You can find the CL-L10N:PARSE-TIME function in the old branch of cl-l10n: darcs get

Dependencies (12)

  • alexandria
  • cl-fad
  • cl-l10n-cldr
  • closer-mop
  • cl-ppcre
  • cxml
  • flexi-streams
  • hu.dwim.stefil
  • iterate
  • local-time
  • metabang-bind
  • parse-number
  • GitHub
  • Quicklisp