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[Monotone-devel] Messages in monotone

From: Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker
Subject: [Monotone-devel] Messages in monotone
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 07:06:33 +0100 (CET)


having worked with St├ęphane to bring the French translation up to date
has brought a few realisations, both her's and mine:

- It's really hellish to try to format messages with explicit \n in
  them, especially if the contain argument directives so you're
  without formatting control anyway.  It would probably look nicer if
  the code that displays messages broke it up in somewhat good looking
- If we're going to break messages into lines in the code, we need to
  figure out how to code unbreakable spaces.  An idea is to borrow ~
  from TeX as the unbrakable space.
- File and directory names are sometimes quoted, sometimes not.  Same
  goes for other strings as well.  I recall that there's been talk of
  cleaning up before, maybe we need to do so again, if it was ever
  done to begin with?
  Maybe we need to agree on quoting or not to begin with?  My vote
  goes to quoting file and directory names, since they can have spaces
  in them.


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