[R-pkg-devel] Need to call strptime() with specific LC_TIME

Joshua Ulrich josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 23:36:32 CEST 2017


I'm looking for any guidance/best-practices about how to deal with an
issue a quantmod user ran into an issue when calling

Google provides a CSV where the dates are specified using English
month abbreviations.  Converting the characters to Date does not work
in any locale that doesn't use those abbreviations.

So I need to call strptime() in a locale that uses English month
abbreviations.  Is there a better solution than this?

lc_time <- Sys.getlocale("LC_TIME")
Sys.setlocale(category = "LC_TIME", locale = "C")
on.exit(Sys.setlocale(category = "LC_TIME", locale = lc_time)


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