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On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 16:50, Leo Razoumov <> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 05:43, steve donovan <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Mike Pall <> wrote:
>>>> 123,456,789.554433

>>> Nope, since strtod() doesn't handle that (in most locales).

>> It would also be ambiguous - e.g return 123,233.2  - Lua syntax
>> interprets this as returning two values.

> By this logic even 123,456 is ambiguous in a locale that uses "," as a
> decimal separator.
> Looks like a can of worms:-)

Oops! My serialization code will generate ambigious output then? No, thanks!

Programming language syntax should not be dependent on the locale.
Implementation problems are a poor excuse...