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Re: [Lynx-dev] Press RETURN or press enter?


From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Press RETURN or press enter?
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 04:36:19 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 10:30:52PM +0100, Krzysztof ┼╗elechowski wrote:
> Lynx usually tells the operator to use the RETURN key.
> However, there are messages that are inconsistent:
> 
> { grep -F 'press enter' lynx*.pot; }
> " When you are done, press enter and put a single period (.)"
> " on a line and press enter again."
> 
> Is there any reason for this discrepancy?

probably not (just human error).  The key is often labeled "Enter", but
sends a "return" (carriage return).  We could be consistent.  One drawback
to doing that is that many of the translations would not be updated for
quite a while :-(
 
> Also note that the syntax for naming a key is inconsistent:
> sometimes it is "Press <return>", sometimes it is "Hit RETURN".
> The decoration "<return>" looks weird to me,
> and so does the verb "Hit" in this context.
> Could we change this mess to "Press [RETURN]" throughout?
> 
> Also:
> #: LYMessages.c:407
> msgid "Unable to open traversal errors output file."
> 
> All "Unable to" messages end with a full stop except this one.
> 
> Also:
> #: LYMessages.c:342
> msgid "You are already at the first document."
> 
> All "already" messages end with a full stop, except for this one.
> 
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