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[Bug-gnulib] Re: [Bug-tar] argp and gettext

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: [Bug-gnulib] Re: [Bug-tar] argp and gettext
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:04:40 +0300

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:

> Under normal circumstances, programs shouldn't call gettext("").
> Why does tar call it?

It is my mistake. OPTION_DOC options are handled in a different manner:
their `name' field is not supposed to be an option name, it serves
as a sort of `label'.

> This is confusing:
> - Why is argp-help.c translating the opt->name? If, say, an option's
>   name is "format" and its German translation is "Formatierung", it
>   would not make sense to print "  --Formatierung  " since this is
>   not the option that the program accepts.

That's not a bug in argp, that's improper usage of OPTION_DOC by
tar. I'll fix this.


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