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Re: [Lynx-dev] Proposed patch to init preferred-doc-lang from LANG/LANG

From: Chuck Houpt
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Proposed patch to init preferred-doc-lang from LANG/LANGUAGE
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:08:32 -0400

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 02:45:57PM -0400, Chuck Houpt wrote:
 custom lynx.cfg. This will simplify the packages, since there will no
 longer be a need for multiple language-specific config files (Debian)
 or hacky patches (Lynxlet).

Is this what the patch is about?  "Packages" shouldn't be trying to
circumvent or override functionality that exists in the application.
There is no need for "language-specific config files" or "hacky patches";
the users of Lynx need to read the documentation and configure their
preferred document language themselves.

Certainly the motivation for the patch came from a problem encountered while building packages for multilingual systems. The problem was that Lynx was missing a desirable feature. The patch implements the missing feature (scratch an itch, and all that...)

The fact that two package builders independently decided to custom add the feature, just shows how much they feel the feature is important/useful.

Of course, the patch should be accepted/rejected on its own merit, regardless of its impact on packages.

- Chuck

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