[I18n-sig] Re: Marking translatable strings

François Pinard pinard@iro.umontreal.ca
04 Sep 2000 13:08:08 -0400

[Martin von Loewis]

> Is there any precedent of a large Python application that uses (or
> could use) that of lazy translation of strings?

A friend and I marked all of an older Mailman, and delayed translations
are needed here and there, like for most other big programs.  It is
typical of many applications, anyway.  I would not think that Python
is very special on this particular aspect, compared to other languages.

In my experience, delayed translations are not often needed on average,
but yet, inescapable here and there, once in a while.  In the case of
Python, of course, all doc strings are inherently delayed, but maybe they
are not necessarily always meant to be translated in every application.
(I guess this may be debated. :-)

François Pinard   http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard