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Re: Emacs i18n

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: Emacs i18n
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:03:31 -0400
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On 2019-03-21 16:50, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden>,
>>  address@hidden
>> From: Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:33:21 -0400
>> I understand that there's hope to support plurals and internationalization 
>> in a more principled way soon, but is this workaround 
>> (61f73703c74756e6963cc622f03bcc6938ab71b2) needed in the meantime?
> Whether we like it or not, it's one of the standard methods of solving
> these situations.  It might sound somewhat more awkward in some
> languages than the original wording, but it has other more important
> advantages.

I don't understand: what does this change buy us currently, except the awkward 
wording?  Arguably the patch for the change was a simplification, but the 
original author had actually writen the code to get the English plurals right 
in most cases.

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