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Re: sed and general gettext .po file suggestions

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: sed and general gettext .po file suggestions
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 22:21:54 +0200
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> Please encourage your developers to include a:
> Report-Msgid-Bugs-To:
> header in their .pot and .po files.

This header is inserted when not too old gettext tools are used and when
the developer either uses a 3-4-argument AC_INIT or fills in the
po/Makevars file.

The major thing that hampers the use of Report-Msgid-Bugs-To: currently is
the fact that many people are still using outdated versions of the GNU
gettext tools.

> Bruno and all, if you think this encouragement would be useful to
> include in the coding standards, let's try to dream up some words about
> it and propose it to rms.

I don't think this would be useful, because
  1) the complete recommendations fill an entire chapter of the GNU
     gettext manual ("Preparing Program Sources"),
  2) things in the GNU Coding Standards are hard to change or evolve, once
     they have been written,
  3) this area is still in a state where common sense can do the most
     benefit, even without formal rules.

Thanks for the suggestion, anyway.


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