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Subject: Re: flamefest (was Re: I'm out)
From: Florian Mösch (fmoesch_at_web.de)
Hi Daniel !
I was rude. Sorry for that.
You really do a good job. Thanks you for the the formation of and your
engagement in this open source project.
I like your approach on multiple languages support, but I still wanted
to offer a few minor modifications to make it campatible with existing
tools. I didn't want to condemn your approach.
I wrote yesterday:
- Use a blank line to separate the items. You won't need the lines in
the given order then as you can detect the blank line instead of the
There were others who already mentioned that the fixed order of keywords
in the language file should be thought over. I think a blank line as a
separator for the items is a good approach to that.
Additionally I suggested:
- Write "#id:" instead of "id:",
"#" instead of "desc:",
"msgid:" instead of "eng:" and
"msgstr:" instead of "new:".
That would make the format gettext compatible. Not that we use it
(yet) but we coul'd still keep that as an option.
Those modifications would really be simple. I don't know if you received
my mail yesterday. I didn't see any response to this proposal. Sorry if
I missed it. There is quite a lot of traffic on the list these days and
I haven't got the time to read all mailings.
Again: I never wanted to condemn your approach, which is good. I just
wanted to excite minimal changes to it.
I didn't yet send any implementation because you wrote that you already
had a working prototype. I saw that you released your prototype in the
CVS tools folder. It seems to be the solution with fixed order keywords.
Think of using a blank line as an item separator. It would be so easy to
implement and would not only satisfy me but at least Kjell who wrote
> Nah, I'm against that. Writing a perl script is easy anyway. If you
> say the order is important than you (almost) say that we will never
> extend the format (easiest way to write a script is in your case to
> always read four lines and skip the tag text).
Again: I'm sorry for the rude tone in this list an the last few days.
I never thought that "everyone is too busy implementing rubbish like
the demo's and stupid games, [...]". This was another guy...
You do very good work. Thank you.
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