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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:40:36 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>> ‘format-message’ should check if its first argument is translated,
>> and not to call gettext again.
> I'd rather not involve dynamic checking like that, as it's fragile and
> more complicated to explain and a bit slower. format-message should
> either always translate, or never translate. In practice, it'll be more
> convenient for format-message to always translate, so I expect we should
> do it that way.

I see this as a kind of optimization.  But I don't know if it is necessary
until trying how fast gettext is on very large translation files
(if it hashes translations strings then should be fast enough).

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