< cpp‎ | locale‎ | locale
Defined in header <locale>
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. If loc has a name, also replaces the C locale as if by std::setlocale(LC_ALL,;. 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.


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