contains the mapping from locale names to external formats that
uses to set the correct defaults for FLI. The value is an alist with elements of the form:
( locale multi-byte-ef wide-character-ef )
The locale names are given as strings. If the first character of the string is #\*, then that entry matches any locale having the rest of the string as a suffix. If the last character of the string is #\*, then that entry matches any locale having the rest of the string as a prefix. Either external format may be given as
, in which case the corresponding foreign type cannot be used without specifying an external format.
LispWorks Foreign Language Interface User Guide and Reference Manual - 7 Dec 2011