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Re: IRC client for Emacs

From: Mario Lang
Subject: Re: IRC client for Emacs
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 10:49:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2 (i386-debian-linux-gnu)

huug <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2002-08-14, Alex Schroeder <address@hidden> wrote:
>> (erc-define-catalog
>>  'english '((bad-ping-response . "Unexpected PING response from %n
>>  (time %t)") (bad-syntax . "Bad syntax") (cannot-find-file . "Cannot
>>  find file %f") (cannot-read-file . "Cannot read file %f") (connect
>>  . "Connecting to %S:%p... ")
> Doesn't look that robust: the order of %n%t and %S%p thingies is
> language-dependent.

That's exactly the reason why we decided to use format-spec instead
of simply %s%s%s like constructs.

The catalog can be translated, and the order does NOT matter.

So you can either write "%a is %b" or "%b is %a".


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