One of the most common use cases for the locale stuff is simply
(get-localized-string "some string"). Optionally with printf-like
parameters. That would make for a pretty simple SRFI (at least it seems
simple now :D)
Yes, I think basic localization should be built into the date formatting SRFI (which should interoperate somehow with SRFI 159/166) and the gettext SRFI. Everything else can be postponed indefinitely, as far as I am concerned.
We should definitely ask Shiro about how to best support that. He's put
a lot of effort into Gauche's multilingual support.
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