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Re: [Bug-gnulib] 4-gary-version-etc-full-author-string.patch

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] 4-gary-version-etc-full-author-string.patch
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 13:57:56 +0200

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> I'm reluctant to prepend the string, `Written by ' to the value of
>> AUTHORS in each of the 90 programs in the coreutils.
> That's not exactly what I'd recommend. Rather, for best i18n I would like
> several cases:
>          printf (_("Written by %s."), AUTHOR1);
>          printf (_("Written by %s and %s."), AUTHOR1, AUTHOR2);
>          printf (_("Written by %s, %s and %s."), AUTHOR1, AUTHOR2, AUTHOR3);
>          etc.

Instead, how about just changing "Written by %s\n."
in version_etc.c to              "Author(s): %s\n"
            or just              "Authors: %s\n"

Then I could change each per-file AUTHORS definition
so it is no longer a translatable string, removing any `and'
and just leaving comma-separated lists of names.

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