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std::locale::global(3) C++ Standard Libary std::locale::global(3)


std::locale::global - std::locale::global


Defined in header <locale>
static locale global( const locale& loc );

Replaces the global C++ locale with loc, which means all future calls to the
std::locale default constructor will now return a copy of loc. If loc has a name,
also replaces the C locale as if by std::setlocale(LC_ALL,;.
This function is the only way to modify the global C++ locale, which is otherwise
equivalent to std::locale::classic() at program startup.


loc - the new global C++ locale

Return value

The previous value of the global C++ locale.


This section is incomplete
Reason: no example

Defect reports

The following behavior-changing defect reports were applied retroactively to
previously published C++ standards.

DR Applied to Behavior as published Correct behavior
it was unspecified whether other library specified (no other
LWG 8 C++98 functions (such library functions
as std::setlocale) can modify the global C++ allowed)

See also

constructor constructs a new locale
(public member function)
classic obtains a reference to the "C" locale
[static] (public static member function)
setlocale gets and sets the current C locale


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