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Subject: Re: [PATCH]: francais.lang
From: Daniel Stenberg (
Date: 2002-09-23

On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Olivier BUTLER wrote:

> By the way, ( I didn't read all the previous mails ) , can someone explain
> me why was it so complicated to use arrays of string ( in fact pointers ) (
> one array per language) instead of scripts, perl and so on.


1. we want to handle missing strings in the translation (that default to
   english ones)
2. we don't depend on an array order or specific position since we want to be
   able to easily remove strings
3. we haven't locked ourselves into a set format for the binary code, we can
   easily change the array into something different, should we come up with
4. we'll soon generate loadable translations, and then we won't be using
   those translated arrays this way anymore...

Daniel "Bagder" Stenberg --

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