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Re: [bug-gettext] Bug#682580: xgettext: fails to properly replace some p

From: Francesco Poli
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Bug#682580: xgettext: fails to properly replace some placeholders in output .pot (PACKAGE, YEAR, C. HOLDER) (fwd)
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:26:38 +0200

On Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:19:45 +0900 Daiki Ueno wrote:

> Francesco Poli <address@hidden> writes:
> > Please support these cases as well, at least by adding a
> > --same-copyright option (without arguments) that produces
> > a .pot file with
> >
> >
> > replaced by
> >
> >   # This file is copyrighted by the PACKAGE package's copyright holders
> >   # and by the translators listed below.
> >
> > Of course, PACKAGE should be replaced by the argument of the
> > --package-name option, where available.
> If I were going to address all such cases, I would rather add a single
> general-purpose --header-file=FILE option.  That would be equivalent to
> my proposal using sed, and I don't think it worth doing since the sed
> snippet is fairly simple.

I see that my bug report (on the Debian BTS) has been closed, since the
new version 0.19.6 incorporates the changes that you (Daiki)

As I said, I am not especially happy with the result: xgettext has some
options to insert copyright notices into the generated .pot file, but
it only does half the job and needs "help" from external tools,
whenever there are multiple copyright holders.

Anyway, I give up: it seems that I failed to persuade you (Daiki) to
better support general use cases...   :-(


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