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Subject: Re: voice build change?

Re: voice build change?

From: John covici <covici_at_ccs.covici.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 07:31:57 -0500

Maybe it will take up a few more bytes on the computer, but for us
humans it will be much easier to maintain if you keep it the way it
is. Unless things get very large of course, but you don't have to
worry about this for a while, I think.

on Tuesday 03/30/2004 [IDC]Dragon(idc-dragon_at_gmx.de) wrote
> >I just now realized that the voice stuff adds a whole bunch of blank
> strings
> >to lang.c without any really good reason.
>
> Yes, I am aware of this since I started it. We're wasting 5 bytes per
> voice-only ID, 4 for the pointer, 1 for the null char it points to. I talked to
> Linus about it, he wasn't concerned. But agreed, I also don't like it.
>
> >I therefor suggest that we move the voice-only strings from the lang.[ch]
> >files into a separate lang-voice.h file.
>
> It's very beneficial for the voice code to have one set of IDs, not two. I
> was thinking about assigning negative IDs to the voice-only ones. So they
> could appear in the lang.h enum, but not in the lang.c array. I need something
> that can grow in 2 directions, such that an older voicefile with newer software
> does not get all entries shifted. (That would make it really difficult to
> use ;-)
>
> >genlang checks the 'desc' field in the .lang file for the magic string
> 'spoken
> >only' to detect voice-only strings.
>
> Uh, why that? Spoken-only are those which have an empty "regular" text
> field.
>
>
> Jörg
>
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