Re: question about translating mirror/mirror_list.pl
> It seems no translation team do this so I ask my question here :-)
> I've translated mirror/mirror_list.pl about 10 days ago.
> Is this acceptable?
I don't think that's the right way to do it. A much better way would be to
use gettext in the perl script to load the translated strings at runtime.
That way translators would only have to modify a PO file instead of
needing to copy and modify the source code of the script itself.
It would also ensure correct behavior when strings are added/changed in the
script, with translators getting warned their translation is outdated via
the existing mechanisms.
Aren't there already other examples where something like that is
implemented? It looks like e.g. english/security/make-ref-table.pl uses