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Re: [bug-gettext] msguniq fails on a duplicate empty msgid

From: Raphaël
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] msguniq fails on a duplicate empty msgid
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:11:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:30:38AM +0900, Daiki Ueno wrote:
> Raphaël writes:
> >> /tmp/a.po: warning: Charset missing in header.
> >>                     Message conversion to user's charset will not work.
> >> /tmp/a.po:13: duplicate message definition...
> >> /tmp/a.po:2: ...this is the location of the first definition
> >> msguniq: found 1 fatal error
> >
> > IHMO this is a bug.
> Although the error message is not too intuitive, I suppose it is an
> intended behavior that msguniq treats the empty msgid specially.
> (As you know, the empty msgid is kind of reserved for PO file headers.)

ok, thank you for the information.

Is there a reference somewhere where is written that "applications must
not generate entries for the empty string"; so that I have a chance the
po-generator get fixed in the future ?

best regards

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