We do not need to go this far on this:
Instead, maybe I can help with updating the manual :-)
Gretl proudly adheres to the Anglo-American tradition of using dots as
the decimal separator. To support this view, it first seemed like a
good idea to point out that the majority of World's population uses
dots. Quickly realizing that the Chinese can one day switch to commas,
we decided to go with the fact that programming languages such as
Fortran, C, C++ and Java... also use dots. Of course, there are two
or three billion people who know nothing about these languages but can
still use computers and somehow do arithmetics even, however, that
surely is an exception. Our firm stand on this topic should teach
those comma-huggers how to write error free scripts if they aspire to
computer literacy. Finally, we realize that today computer literacy
also requires knowing Microsoft products, so in the future we will do
our best to do things the Microsoft way as well.
The Gretl Team
(You are either with us or against us)
Let's just accept that Allin and Jack had done a marvelous piece of
software and algorithms, and they implement the use of decimal point
in the command line and scripts. That's it!
We I have the time I will do some code to prevent user errors
(entering decimal comma numbers) at command line input (and validation
Let us focus on more important things.