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Re: Fwd: A system for localizing documentation strings

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Fwd: A system for localizing documentation strings
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:09:00 +0300

> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
> Cc: Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 17:36:37 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Also, we should keep in mind that Lisp primitives (those implemented in
> > C) have their doc strings as C comments, not as C strings.  The
> > infrastructure developed for Emacs l10n should provide solution for
> > the primitives as well, and the solution will have to be different
> > both from your suggestion above and from the traditional gettext-style
> > message catalog.
> Why would gettext not work here?

I didn't know gettext supported message strings in comments.  Does it?

If it does, how does the problem of marking the strings with _() in
C/C++ (or rather lack thereof), to get their translations looked up,
get solved?

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