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Re: [PATCH] Make a string localizable

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-01 19:40:43 CEST

On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 16:24 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > Here's an idea:
> >
> > Lock Comment (%i line(s)):
>
> Eww. I've seen that notation for years, and I still find it horribly ugly.
> I'd prefer "(%i lines)" and just accept that when the number is 1 the resulting
> "(1 lines)" is less than perfect English.

I hate to see either

  1 lines

or

  1 line(s)

I think it show laziness and a lack of attention to detail on the part
of the programmer (or programmers) that wrote the code.

It's all in the details.

-Fitz

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