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Re: Debian coding style?



Previously Ben Pfaff wrote:
>    22. Localization: text which will be visible to the user should never be
>    embedded within the source code. All string literals should be placed in a
>    separate header file to ease the pain of possible future translation.
> 
> That is not the Unix style.  Unix is a multi-user OS, and users expect
> to be able to choose their preferred language at runtime.  Using the
> above technique would force the program to be recompiled to change the
> language choice.

That is a *very* important point, and I think you're the first to 
realize this.

Basically the motto is: use gettext, unless you have a *VERY* good
reason not to, and even then think twice.

Wichert.

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