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Re: gettext feature request

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: gettext feature request
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:39:12 -0400
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On 7/24/21 4:45 PM, Jean-Jacques Brucker wrote:
> Le 24/07/2021 à 20:48, Chet Ramey a écrit :
>> So you want a translation feature without any further interpretation? Or
>> one just without command substitution?
> Translation feature without any further interpretation.

OK, so the result is effectively single-quoted instead of double-quoted.

>> What about an option to enable this variant behavior? What do you think
>> would be a suitable name?
> For testing purpose, option-name: *gettext*. 

That's not a good name. It provides no insight about the option or its
purpose. Maybe something like `quote_translation'.

> But if possible, I would
> prefer such feature enabled by default, then *nogettext* to disable.

That's not backwards compatible, so the best thing for you to do would be
to set this option in the places where it matters for your scripts, maybe
in a script configuration file.

> As of today (bash 5.1.x), *-g* and *-G* are also available.

It will be an option to `shopt', not `set -o'.

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