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Re: A slimmer PO header

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: A slimmer PO header
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 21:50:04 +0100
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Ole Laursen wrote:
> I understand the utility of the timestamps in the header
> (POT-Creation-Date and PO-Revision-Date) back in day, it was a nice
> touch, but today with version-control systems being everywhere, what
> do you think about adding support for skipping them?
> ...
> In the dual-language projects I maintain the timestamps constantly
> cause spurious conflicts.

The issue with the version control systems is an important one; it will
be addressed "soon" (in a few months).

> Language-Team is also weird in today's world, and Last-Translator can
> cause the same kind of trouble as the timestamps, but it's a bit
> easier to just not fill it in.

Certainly some projects organize their translators in a different way
that the TP, GNOME, or KDE. So, if it's easier for the translator to
not fill it in, let them do it like that. Where is the problem exactly?

> It doesn't help that po-mode in Emacs gets
> confused and inserts an extra header when you open a .po file with a
> conflict in the header.... :/

Ouch. But once the issue with the version control systems is solved,
this should no longer be relevant.


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