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

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: International version up to 2.8.1rel.2
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 06:46:18 -0500 (EST)

> 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. 

it's a reserved symbol in some compilers (including g++).

don't use symbols beginning with _, anyway (they're usually reserved for
standard library implementations).

Thomas E. Dickey

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