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Re: [Monotone-devel] Error handling via automate

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Error handling via automate
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 02:45:28 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 12:34:56PM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> Would an 'automate' locale/translation, with machine-friendly messages
> like this, be unreasonable?

Aside from being insane, I think it isn't possible -- you can't just
use arbitrary strings for locales, at least on some systems (like
linux) you have to actually build the supporting stuff system-wide for
each locale you want to have available.  (E.g., you would have to
write something to /etc/locale.gen, then re-run locale-gen as root,

-- Nathaniel

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 Outside the ordinary range
 Of what are called statistics."
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