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lynx-dev Re: International version up to 2.8.1rel.2

From: Webmaster Jim
Subject: lynx-dev Re: International version up to 2.8.1rel.2
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 06:17:00 -0500

On Thu, Nov 05, 1998 at 05:15:20PM -0400, Michael T. Smith wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, Webmaster Jim wrote:
> > *) I'm using gettext() rather than _() since the latter gives a warning
> >    under BSD.  I don't consider this a bug, per se.
> I'm curious as to what the warning is... _() is a lot quicker to type than
> gettext() and takes up less space so we'd be more likely to get people to
> use it. Maybe _G() would work too (_T() is used by Win32 for
> unicodization).

I considered using _(), but it seems to interfere with macros used
for allowing non-K&R function prototypes in the BSD world. If someone
wants to code for Lynx, they should be able to type gettext() around
strings. It does add a few bytes to the source with the side-benefit of
increasing clarity of intent.

Of course, if output calls are added to the code base without gettext by
the author, I or others can simply add it later.

P.S.  I'm unsubscribing to lynx-dev for a while.  Will be reading
the archives when possible.

Marvin the Paranoid Android says:
A brain the size of a planet, and what do I get?

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