Quoting Robert Millan (email@example.com): > > [ Please CC me, I'm not subscribed ] > > Hi! > > How does one operate to merge different branches in a PO file? It seems > traditional "diff & patch" methods are very fragile. > > Let's say I modify a PO file, then prepare a patch to send the maintainer. > However, since PO files are full of references to C source line numbers, it's > very likely that when the PO is updated by the maintainer, my patch will no > longer work (context broken; fuzzy/offset matching is useless). > > I've noticed the msg* tools in gettext offer a lot of possibilities for > filtering strings, etc. But I couldn't find a "msgdiff/msgpatch" pair of > commands which is what I really wanted. In such case, I recommend sending the whole PO file rather than a diff/patch. More generally, and precisely for the reasons you explain, I don't recommend sending diffs for PO files, except when you're completely sure that the diff applies to an up-to-date file AND that it will be applied quickly. I personnally never send dif/patches for PO files I maintain.
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