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bug#34498: Confusing msgid " Running value is ~s.~%"

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#34498: Confusing msgid " Running value is ~s.~%"
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:37:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

"pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)" <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:34:03PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> "pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)" <address@hidden> skribis:
>> > I am fairly sure
>> >
>> > #: modules/shepherd/scripts/herd.scm:86
>> > #, scheme-format
>> > msgid "  Running value is ~s.~%"
>> >
>> > refers to the value of the #:running slot but translators don’t know
>> > that and would translate it as a value that is running.  This should
>> > be changed and a comment for TRANSLATORS should be added.
>> Done in Shepherd commit 5d418ff0de1ac0a5419344dfe70c08ed464f3797.
>> Thanks,
>> Ludo’.
> No, it is not done.  What the manual described as the @code{running}
> value, i.e. the value of the #:running slot, was understood by at
> least one translator not as the value of #:running but as a value
> which runs.

Yes, that’s what I understood from your message.

>> #. TRANSLATORS: The "~s" bit is most of the time a placeholder
>> #. for the PID (an integer) of the running process, and
>> #. occasionally for another Scheme object.
> This is not the information that translators need.

Can you suggest a better comment?


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