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Re: Newbie seeks guiding hands.

From: Martin Grabmueller
Subject: Re: Newbie seeks guiding hands.
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 12:34:54 +0100 (MET)

> From: Gary Benson <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:35:09 +0000
> The only problem I can see with this method -- effectively translating
> rcalc's minilanguage into Scheme and evaluating it - is the error
> reporting. Rcalc is supposed to be a nice, user friendly program, and
> one facet of that is that it makes nice, descriptive error
> messages.Whether this is possible depends really on how much
> information you can get out of the Guile engine.

I think the error messages are sufficient.  You will get error
messages about unbound variables, wrong number/type of arguments,
division by zero and things like that.

> One further question I thought of: how does Guile handle
> internationalisation? Specifically of messages displayed by the Scheme
> part of rcalc. This may be a question that could be handled by poking
> aroung in Gnucash (since rcalc is a GNOME program as well), but if
> anyone has any `high-level' knowledge then that would be welcome.

Currently, Guile does not bother with i18n at all.  There were
discussions and plans about supporting multibyte strings internally a
while ago, but I think so far there was no consensus about how to
handle things like that.  Error messages are not localized at all.


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