[pacman-dev] [PATCH] [RFC] makepkg: clean-up of output messages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 23 07:19:34 EDT 2011

On 23/06/11 02:13, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 3:54 AM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> There was a lot of inconsistency in how strings that should not be
>> translated (program names, option flags, PKGBUILD directives, etc) were
>> handled. This patch moves them all outside the gettext invocation for
>> consistency and to prevent accidental translation.
>> Note that some of these may need reverted if they cause difficulties in
>> translation due to gettext usage in bash not taking positional parameters
>> for arguments. A quick survey of current translations idicates that this
> "indicates"
>> issue will be rare.  Also, we should be able to catch these before a full
>> string freeze given we are going to probably need a "developer preview"
>> release before the next release series.
> This seems reasonable. Gettext pisses me off a lot here that it can't
> support these, almost tempted to say we could write a wrapper function
> but that seems overkill.
> Do you want to do the message catalog split to possibly make catching
> these errors easier?

You mean splitting makepkg (and the rest of the bash scripts) into their 
own translation unit?  It is on my TODO list, but I have not quite 
figured out how to do that yet...


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