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Re: [bug-gettext] Coordination on standardizing gettext() in future POSI

From: keld
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] Coordination on standardizing gettext() in future POSIX
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 20:36:32 +0200
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I am also interested in doing work on this, for the 30112 standard.
Do we have any text that could be used for normative wording in a standard?

best regards

On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 11:32:50AM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> Hello GNU gettext folks,
> Jörg Schilling is interested in standardizing gettext() and friends in a 
> future version of POSIX (as a replacement to the hard-to-use catgets() 
> that is currently standardized).  See 
> http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1122
> While there are probably things in GNU gettext that won't be 
> standardized (for example, xgettext(1) has some long-only options, but 
> POSIX will only standardize short options), it is worth coordinating the 
> bare minimum set of features that are portable across GNU and other 
> implementations of gettext, as well as any wording changes that need to 
> be added (such as documenting thread-safety, locale interactions, 
> whether bindtextdomain() can only safely be used once prior to creating 
> threads, and so on) in order to actually be included in the standards.
> Thus, this email is more of an introduction to make sure everyone 
> interested in the project is aware of where to write/review any wording 
> proposals for accomplishing the addition into POSIX.
> -- 
> Eric Blake, Principal Software Engineer
> Red Hat, Inc.           +1-919-301-3266
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