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gettext documentation patch to acknowledge Sun's contribution

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: gettext documentation patch to acknowledge Sun's contribution
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 15:23:32 -0800
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This message follows up on a recent thread in comp.unix.programmer:


where Rich Teer pointed out that the GNU gettext documentation's
"history of gettext" section should acknowledge Sun's UniForum
proposal that originally suggested the core part of the gettext API.
Here's a proposed patch to do that.  I checked this addition against
my 1994 email archives of the discussion in question.

2003-11-07  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * gettext.texi (History): Give a tip of the hat to Sun's
        UniForum proposal.

RCS file: gettext-tools/doc/gettext.texi,v
retrieving revision
retrieving revision
diff -pu -r0.12.1.0 -r0.12.1.1
--- gettext-tools/doc/gettext.texi      2003/05/05 09:09:21
+++ gettext-tools/doc/gettext.texi      2003/11/07 23:11:00
@@ -8513,6 +8513,10 @@ from Patrick and Richard, of course, but
 MacKenzie, Fran@,{c}ois Pinard, and Paul Eggert, all pushing and
 pulling in various directions, not always compatible, to the extent
 that after a couple of test releases, @code{glocale} was torn apart.
+Paul suggested in October 1994 that GNU applications should use the
+simpler @code{gettext} API proposed by Sun to the UniForum Technical
+Subcommittee on I18n and originally implemented in Solaris, and this
+API eventually won out over the alternatives.
 While Jim took some distance and time and became dad for a second
 time, Roland wanted to get GNU @code{libc} internationalized, and

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