[Monetdb-developers] [Monetdb-checkins] MonetDB5/src/mal mal_authorize.mx, , 1.73, 1.74 mal_client.mx, , 1.195, 1.196 mal_debugger.mx, , 1.263, 1.264 mal_exception.mx, , 1.54, 1.55 mal_factory.mx, , 1.87, 1.88 mal_interpreter.mx, , 1.302, 1.303 mal_linker.mx, , 1.110, 1.111 mal_profiler.mx, , 1.128, 1.129 mal_sabaoth.mx, , 1.53, 1.54 mal_scenario.mx, , 1.123, 1.124 mal_session.mx, , 1.195, 1.196

Martin Kersten Martin.Kersten at cwi.nl
Sat May 16 23:08:54 CEST 2009


Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 16-05-2009 22:49:17 +0200, Martin Kersten wrote:
>> Fabian Groffen wrote:
>>> On 16-05-2009 22:28:29 +0200, Martin Kersten wrote:
>>>>> Why not do it the gettext way, in that case?
>>>> Yes, i am fully aware of gettext.
>>>> It is a multi-step process, first condense.....
>>>> and gettext() performs translations based on strings
>>>> e.g. the ones now identified.
>>> So after gettext you have to reverse this step again...
>> no, gettext performs a string-based lookup only.
>> There is no requirement that this should be an abbreviated one
> 
> _("the string that is translated")
> 
> Point was, readability and less obfuscation.
> 
>>> Perhaps this is *not* a good thing to throw in just before a code freeze?
>> Yes, a concerted check on error messages is needed.
>> There are a limited number of changes
> 
> Another thing, if you need the same message a lot of times, you can
if there are a lot of the same messages, then they should be assembled
in an indexed catalog table.

> probably be more specific to *improve* your error messages.
yes, or more specific in the commentary.

As indicated in mal_exception, the target is to enforce
a style, e.g. to evolve to GENERIC SPECIFIC ADVICE string
defs where appropriate.

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