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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Anybody familiar with ChoiceFormat? Issue 44659
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2008 08:23:45 GMT
On Fri, 22 Aug 2008, Matt Benson <> wrote:

> Looking back at this again, I think having the number
> formatted according to the US Locale would be more
> confusing than by the default Locale, speaking without
> the perspective of a person who typically uses e.g. .
> as a thousands separator and , as a decimal separator.

I am one of those people and to me it is more confusing to have Ant
use German number formatting but say "minutes" instead of "Minuten".
(well, would be since I haven't seen builds taking > 1000 minutes

When copying files we don't use a number format at all and thus end up
with a pure number without any separators at all.

I wouldn't expect that too many builds take tens of thousands of
minutes so a number with or without thousands separator may be as
readable as the other in out case.

AFAICT making the thousands separator go away takes the same amount of
coding effort as making it use the US locale.


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