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Re: [bug-gettext] Coordination on standardizing gettext() in future POSI
Re: [bug-gettext] Coordination on standardizing gettext() in future POSIX
Thu, 9 Aug 2018 20:36:32 +0200
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?
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
> 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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