cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_mount.c

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Wed Nov 9 13:29:38 GMT 2005

In message <26769408.1131540347713.JavaMail.root at>, Sergey Babkin writes:

>>+> I'm sorry, but localization of messages of this caliber is a totally
>>+> bogus concern which I intend to ignore 100%.
>>Even then, this is quite annoying to see one communicate in two
>>	B&#322;&#261;d wywo&#322;ania mount(2): Invalid fspath
>I kind of feel that localization is evil to start with.
>Especially when users from random countries start
>asking questions about messages they receive, and
>you can't understand the messages because you
>don't know the language, and can't even search
>for them easily in the code. Even when I do understand
>the language I still hate the localized messages.

The way IBM tackles that is to put a unique message number at the
start of each message.

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