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Re: other/2857: i18n, translations does not work


"Zack Weinberg" <zackw@stanford.edu> writes:

| On Thu, May 17, 2001 at 06:17:57PM -0000, db@zigo.dhs.org wrote:
| 
| > Runnig gcc --help gives the swedish translation! But all the other
| > parts that is called by gcc is not working. I have LANG set to
| > sv_SE, but it does work with gcc --help and in all other programs,
| > so the error is in gcc.
| 
| Hmmmmm.
| 
| $ cat test.c
| #include </usr>
| int main(void) { int x = 0; }
| $ LC_ALL=sv_FI inst-3.0/bin/gcc -Wall test.c
| test.c:1:16: /usr: Filen eller katalogen finns inte
| test.c: In function `main':
| test.c:2: warning: unused variable `x'
| test.c:2: warning: control reaches end of non-void function
| 
| The complaint about /usr is coming from cpplib, the other messages aren't.
| 
| So I look through diagnostic.c, and almost none of the functions that
| are supposed to run their 'msgid' argument through gettext(3) actually
| do.  This is not that hard to fix, except that diagnostic.c is a mess.

Yes, diagnostic.c is a mess and plans are to clean it.

| I think the appended patch hits all the places that need to get hit,
| but maybe Gabriel could take a close look?  The tweaks to argument
| names enforce the principle that a 'const char *msgid' is either run
| through gettext or passed to a function which will run it through
| gettext.

OK.

Is there a reason why vnotice should go that way (I'm not saying, that
is wrong, I'm wanting to know because the long-term plan is to have no
(or very few) functions putting text directly into stderr or variants.
They should run texts through the machinery.

-- Gaby


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