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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.5pre.2c.patch.gz

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.5pre.2c.patch.gz
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 08:13:37 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Henry Nelson wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 06:43:38AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 07:26:56PM +0900, Henry Nelson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 09:40:44PM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > > > Does anyone use the bundled intl library?
> > >
> > > Never have.  Presently using "gettext-0.12.1" and "libiconv-1.9.1" on
> > > both Solaris2.6/2.8 and NetBSD1.4.3/1.5.1/1.6.
> >
> > The intl in lynx won't handle (I've read) some of the newer .po files in the
> > distribution.  It's an eyesore as well
> # rm -rf intl   (and make "--without-included-gettext" the default   :)

it is the default...

I changed some places in the configure script which still insisted on
preparing for the intl/ directory.

> > (and newer versions aren't better except
> > in the very limited technical sense of handling the the newer .po files).
> Actually, I find the inter-dependency with "libiconv" to make sense.
> (Seems as though Bruno is the de-facto developer for both these days.)

that could be, but he's not listed in gettext's AUTHORS file.
The changelog lists a lot of commits from him.

> > So I'd rather not feel obliged to fix it.
> Can't imagine why you'd "feel obliged to fix" anything related to the
> gettext _package_.  Other than libintl's gettext(), it has nothing directly

Just general irritation with developers who apparently do not use compiler
warnings.  (Turning on warnings in current gettext adds 1500 lines to the
log - including the ones that I would see every time in lynx's log).

Thomas E. Dickey

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