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A Chicken implementation of SRFI 29.
The addition of the escape code ~[n]@* to the SRFI 28 format is not part of this extention.
- Bundle Operations
- Bundle Database Operations
- Bundle Template Operations
- Bugs and Limitations
- Version history
current-language[parameter] (current-language [LANGUAGE])
Gets or sets the LANGUAGE symbol.
current-country[parameter] (current-country [COUNTRY])
Gets or sets the COUNTRY symbol.
current-locale-details[parameter] (current-locale-details [LOCALE-DETAILS])
Gets or sets the LOCALE-DETAILS list.
Gets or sets the FORMAT-PROCEDURE.
This procedure must at least have the signature of a SRFI 28 format procedure. The default is the Chicken format procedure.
When the current-locale is changed, (see the locale egg), the current-* parameters need not be set individually. This will update those parameters to the values in the new locale. (Reset as in set anew.)
A BUNDLE-SPECIFIER is a list of symbols of the form (PACKAGE-NAME [LANGUAGE] [COUNTRY] [DETAILS...]).
A BUNDLE-ALIST is a list composed of pairs of the form (TEMPLATE-NAME . TEMPLATE-VALUE).
A TEMPLATE-NAME is something suitable as a key, such as a symbol or string, but maybe any object.
A TEMPLATE-VALUE maybe any object.
Note that while a TEMPLATE-NAME and TEMPLATE-VALUE can be any object they really should belong to the set of objects with a unique print-form.
declare-bundle![procedure] (declare-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER BUNDLE-ALIST)
Creates a bundle.
undeclare-bundle![procedure] (undeclare-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER)
Removes the bundle specified by BUNDLE-SPECIFIER from the active bundles.
Bundle Database Operations
While SRFI 29 does not specify how bundles are stored. This extension uses the filesystem is used for the bundle database.
Bundles are stored in the system bundle directory, (repository-path) "srfi-29-bundles", unless an ALTERNATE directory is specified. Within a bundle directory the structure is [LANGUAGE [COUNTRY [SCRIPT [CODESET [MODIFIER]]]]] PACKAGE-NAME.
store-bundle![procedure] (store-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER [ALTERNATE])
Stores the bundle using the write procedure.
load-bundle![procedure] (load-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER [ALTERNATE])
Loads the bundle using the read procedure.
load-best-available-bundle![procedure] (load-best-available-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER [ALTERNATE])
Attempts (load-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER [ALTERNATE]), from most to least specific.
remove-bundle![procedure] (remove-bundle! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER [ALTERNATE])
Removes the bundle specified by BUNDLE-SPECIFIER from the active bundles, and from the filesystem.
Will not remove the locale directory hierarchy created by (store-bundle!...).
remove-bundle-directory![procedure] (remove-bundle-directory! BUNDLE-SPECIFIER [ALTERNATE])
Removes the bundle directory hierarchy created by (store-bundle!...). Will only remove empty directories. Returns #t if operation succeeded, #f when a non-empty directory encountered.
Does not remove the bundle, if any, from the active bundles. A filesystem only operation.
This procedure should be used with caution.
declared-bundle-specifiers[procedure] (declared-bundle-specifiers) => LIST
Returns a list of all the declared BUNDLE-SPECIFIERs.
declared-bundle-templates[procedure] (declared-bundle-templates BUNDLE-SPECIFIER) => LIST
Returns an association-list of all the templates for the BUNDLE-SPECIFIER.
most-specific-bundle-specifier[procedure] (most-specific-bundle-specifier PACKAGE-NAME) => BUNDLE-SPECIFIER
Returns the most specific bundle specifier for the current locale.
The current locale is composed of the (current-language), (current-country), and (current-locale-details).
Note that the most-specific-bundle-specifier may not be a declared bundle.
Bundle Template Operations
These routines will use the most specific declared bundle for the package PACKAGE-NAME in the current locale.
localized-template[procedure] (localized-template PACKAGE-NAME TEMPLATE-NAME [NOT-FOUND #f])
Returns the object for the TEMPLATE-NAME in PACKAGE-NAME, when found, otherwise the NOT-FOUND value.
localized-template/default[procedure] (localized-template/default PACKAGE-NAME TEMPLATE-NAME [NOT-FOUND TEMPLATE-NAME])
Returns (localized-template PACKAGE-NAME TEMPLATE-NAME NOT-FOUND).
Somewhat like the Posix 'gettext' routine.
localized-format[procedure] (localized-format PACKAGE-NAME TEMPLATE-NAME ARG0...) => STRING
Returns the formatted string using the (current-locale-format-function) and the format string (localized-template PACKAGE-NAME TEMPLATE-NAME) on the arguments ARG0....
When a localized-template is not found and the TEMPLATE-NAME is a string then it is used a the format-string.
A representation is always displayed, even when no template is found. Just not a localized one.
localized-template-set![procedure] (localized-template-set! PACKAGE-NAME TEMPLATE-NAME VALUE)
Creates or updates the VALUE for the TEMPLATE-NAME in PACKAGE-NAME and returns #t, when the package exists. Otherwise returns #f.
This can be used to extend the meaning of a package template at runtime. For example: caching the actual closure for a named procedure.
localized-templates[procedure] (localized-templates PACKAGE-NAME) => LIST
Returns an association-list of all the templates for the PACKAGE-NAME.
- An unknown bundle-specification raises the composite-condition (exn srfi-29 undefined).
- Type exceptions (exn type) are possible.
- Possible race condition creating a bundle file or directory.
- The locale symbols must have a lowercase printname! As such they do not truly reflect ISO 639-1/2 & ISO 3166-1 standard names. This is a SRFI 29 restriction.
- (current-locale-details) is ill-defined by SRFI 29. Which symbol means what? This implementation defines locale details as a 3 element list (SCRIPT CODESET MODIFIER) where the elements are symbols or #f.
- The SRFI 29 document uses the term "country" for what the locale extension knows as "region".
Bugs and Limitations
- Fixs for bundle-specifier? and load-best-available-bundle!
- Intitial Chicken 4 release. Added introspection routines. Removed PORT parameter for localized-format.
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