Re: gettext documentation not accurate for Debian?
Avery Pennarun wrote:
> > b) "remove these definitions" will end up in the following errors:
> > this.o: In function `main':
> > this.o(.text+0x28): undefined reference to `_'
> > Instead you have to turn these definitions into the following in
> > order to get your program compiled.
> > #define _(String) (String)
> > #define N_(String) (String)
> Hmm, my understanding was that _(String) was just another way to say
> gettext(String). So, you can #define this:
> #define _(String) gettext(String)
Indeed. I quoted the wrong line. I added your line to my program
and it worked.
> And you should be okay. Now, I've never actually used gettext, so I don't
> know if this macro used to be defined, but now isn't in libc6.
> In any case, libintl.h certainly doesn't seem to have the _() define
> nowadays. I don't know what N_() does, but perhaps something else in
> libintl.h will look right.
_(string) will be added to the pot file, N_(string) won't be added.
Of course, you have to call xgettext with --keyword=_ otherwise you
won't see anything. Yeah, this documentation rules...
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