For the past 6 months or so I have been trying to figure out the 'most standard' way to write
a localised application in C++.  Part of this effort has been a detailed review of what the standard and major implementations offer in this regard.  Possibly this review, coming from the perspective of an outsider to the standardisation process, will be of interest to the members of this mailing list.  I do not seek feedback on it, but any offered will be gratefully received, and I'm happy to discuss the matters it raises further.  If it is unwelcome, my apologies.

James Skene