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Re: gettext feature request

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: gettext feature request
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2021 11:03:01 -0400
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On 7/31/21 4:57 PM, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
On Sat, Jul 31, 2021, at 4:17 PM, Jean-Jacques Brucker wrote:
The advantage of adding such variable is that we could use more easily
different mo files in a same bash execution :

(at least) one "legacy" (for /$"..."/) and (at least) one 'C-strings'
(for /$'...'/), which could then be shared with a C program (For example
lazy people could then reuse coreutils mo files, as they contain lot of
frequently-used-everywhere strings, while using their own mo file for
"legacy" strings).

I'm a little confused.  My impression was that this hypothetical
option would *disable expansion* in $"...", not *enable translation*
in $'...'.


I wasn't under the impression that reappropriating
$'...' for translation was on the table?

It's not.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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