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Re: gettext-0.14.2: suggestions to ease gettextization + a few bugs

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: gettext-0.14.2: suggestions to ease gettextization + a few bugs
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 15:42:54 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> Many thanks for the 19 constructive suggestions.

Yes, and I'd like to thank you both, for both the suggestion and the
response.  I wish all bug-report threads had this high level of quality!

>>   Personally I prefer one global ChangeLog per package so likewise I
>>   wish gettextize would not create m4/ChangeLog if none already exist.
> The location of the ChangeLog files depends on the size of the package and
> the taste of the maintainer. This is one of the things gettextize cannot
> guess.

True, but GNU Emacs's find-change-log function uses the heuristic of
finding ./ChangeLog, ../ChangeLog, ../../ChangeLog, etc., and using
the first file that exists, or ./ChangeLog if none of thm exist; and
this algorithm (though not infallible) works well in practice, in my
experience.  I too have been bothered by gettextize's creation of
m4/ChangeLog.  It's a small thing, but small things add up.  If
gettextize would use a heuristic consistent with Emacs's, I think this
would cure more trouble than it would cause.

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