Defined in header
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 has a name, also replaces the C locale as if by std::setlocale(LC_ALL, loc.name().c_str());. 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|
|LWG 8||C++98|| it was unspecified whether other library functions (such
as std::setlocale) can modify the global C++ locale
| specified (no other|
library functions allowed)
 See also
| constructs a new locale |
(public member function)
| obtains a reference to the "C" locale |
(public static member function)
| gets and sets the current C locale |