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Re: [help-gengetopt] Internationalisation

From: Lorenzo Bettini
Subject: Re: [help-gengetopt] Internationalisation
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:30:45 +0200
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On 16/09/2013 19:35, Tim Marston wrote:
> Hi Lorenzo,
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 01:06:41PM +0200, Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
>> yes, I think that it all should be backward compatible, even at the
>> cost of adding new stuff...
> Yes, this would be ideal.  But the only way to support the original
> interface as well as the new interface would be duplicate *almost all*
> of the strings in the generated output.  Is this really what you want
> to do?  It will also mean supporting both interfaces (along with their
> separate ways of generating strings -- runtime vs. generation-time) and
> the additional code complexity of providing them both.
> I had imagined that the API breakage that I was proposing might
> constitute a minor (or perhaps even major) version number increment.
> But do you feel that compatibility is more important than that?

Why don't we have a command line argument to enable
internationalization?  At that point the user knows that he needs to
change something...


Lorenzo Bettini, PhD in Computer Science, DI, Univ. Torino
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