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Re: [PATCH] Make a string localizable

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-01 19:59:01 CEST

On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 18:47 +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> "Brian W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@collab.net> writes:
>
> > 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)
>
> These things are not complete sentences, so how about
>
> Lock Comment (lines: %i)

Still hate it.

-Fitz, comfortable with his pet peeves

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