[Libreoffice] l10ntools clean-up?

Andras Timar timar74 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 01:55:54 PST 2012

Hi Stephan,

2012/2/1 Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com>:
> Unless there's someone who screams "but all this should go away in the next
> couple months, anyway!" I would therefore go ahead and clean that code up,
> ridding it of any tools dependencies (should hopefully not be too difficult
> to base it either on sal or even on the plain C++ standard library).

No, I'm against rewriting them from scratch, because I fear the
regressions, so I don't think they should go away. I support your idea
of refactoring.

> An alternative might be to re-write those programs in Python (seeing that
> there is already one other Python script, po2lo; re-writing in Perl would
> *not* be an option, Perl not being a language to write programs in in the
> first place).  However, given the nature of those tools' work, regressions
> might be hard to spot, so I would like to keep modifications to the code in
> bounds.
The nature of these tools, i.e. they manipulate text files, may make
someone think that it would be a good job for a high level scripting
language, but considering the performance and stability of the build,
I would like to keep the current C++ tools, too. I prefer evolution
over revolution. :)

Best regards,

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