cvs commit: src/sys/kern vfs_mount.c

Nate Lawson nate at
Wed Nov 9 19:15:19 GMT 2005

Pawel Jakub Dawidek wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 12:18:47PM +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> +> In message <20051109104601.GA15580 at>, Pawel Jakub Dawidek writes:
> +> 
> +> >Of course we need to consider things like localization, etc.
> +> 
> +> 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
> languages:
> 	Błąd wywołania mount(2): Invalid fspath

Sorta like you're doing now?  :)

> +> Fourth, there is a simple, easy to understand and fully available
> +> way to do it, should some happy bands of natives want to do it
> +> anyway: make a per language branch in perforce, translate the
> +> messages there and make a kernel patch available to the public.
> God, I hope you're joking here:)
> Anyway. I don't think localization should stop us from implementing it,
> but if someone will decide he wants to spend time on it, will be good to
> at least try. I prefer "it was too hard/complex/unclean" over "ha!
> didn't think of that".

I agree with phk, localization shouldn't hold up effort in this area. 
However, if the interface supports counted (instead of NUL-terminated) 
strings, I think this will provide a sufficient base to add localization 
later.  (NB: not an i18n guru)


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