On Fri, Feb 04, 2011 at 04:10:30PM +0800, Dongsheng Song wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 15:59, Dongsheng Song <dongsheng.song_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 01:19, Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_mit.edu> wrote:
> >> On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 10:31 -0500, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >>> Sounds reasonable.
> >>> What changes to the source code would be required?
> >>> Do we just change
> >>> N_("three\n\nparagraphs\n\nhere\n")
> >>> to
> >>> N_("three\n") N_("paragraphs\n") N_("here\n")
> >> No, that would just result in evaluating gettext on the combined string,
> >> same as before. I can see two options for help strings in particular:
> >> 1. Rev svn_opt_subcommand_desc2_t to include an array of help strings
> >> which are translated and displayed in sequence.
> >> 2. Change print_command_info2 to look at the help string and break it up
> >> at certain boundaries (such as blank lines or numbered list entries)
> >> before translating it.
> >> (Mercurial is written in Python, so it has different constraints.)
> > Change svn_opt_subcommand_desc2_t.help from 'const char *' to 'const
> > char **' maybe break the ABI,
> > I don't think we can do it in the near future.
We won't change svn_opt_subcommand_desc2_t.
Instead, we would introduce a new svn_opt_subcommand_desc3_t.
> > Change print_command_info2 have the similarly issues, and it's more
> > complex to generate and store strings for translating.
There would be a new print_command_info3.
It might be more complext to generate and store multiple strings.
But if this helps translators I think we should do it.
We must find a nice way of splitting up help texts large help
texts like this put too much burden on translators.
> > I have another approach, introduce a new function to concatenate many
> > strings, e.g.
> > const char * svn_opt__string_concat(apr_pool_t *pool, const char *s1, ...)
> > The last parameter should be NULL to indicate this is the last
> > parameter, then the very long messages:
> > N_("para1" "para2" "para3" "..." "paraN")
> > Can be changed to:
> > svn_opt__string_concat(N_("para1"), (N_("para2"), (N_("para3"), ...,
> > (N_("paraN"), NULL)
> > Why I recall this thread ? Because when I translating today, I found a
> > message which have 255 lines (svn/main.c:676 ),
> > It's supper terrible ! I can not image the maintenance work when there
> > have one line changed only!
> > Any comments?
> > --
> > Dongsheng Song
> OOPS, apr_pstrcat can concatenate multiple strings, not need for
Unfortunately, the help text is part of the definition of a static array.
So at the moment we cannot use apr_pstrcat() to split up the help text.
Received on 2011-02-05 13:39:00 CET