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Re: [rfc] Colorized output for GNU make?

From: Sebastian Pipping
Subject: Re: [rfc] Colorized output for GNU make?
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:07:48 +0100
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On 02/12/2012 05:03 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 02:04:47 +0100
>> From: Sebastian Pipping <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> with v5 [1] of the color patch we have moved into a situation where a
>> choice needs to be made:
>>   - either we require/bundle/re-write CRT function vsnprintf or
>>   - we sacrifice the ability to translate the order of message
>>     components (i.e. _("%s:%lu: %s%s%s%s") and two friends)
>> Please let me know how to proceed.
> What exactly is the problem you are trying to solve?
> (Apologies if this was already written somewhere.)

So far both of these have been requirements: (1) keep the overall format
translatable so other languages can adjust order of elements and (2) use
C89 functions, only.  It seems that (1) requires function vsnprintf
which violates (2).  That's we need to make a choice.



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