[I18n-sig] Plural forms

Barry A. Warsaw barry@python.org
Thu, 5 Sep 2002 13:43:56 -0400

>>>>> "MvL" == Martin v Loewis <martin@v.loewis.de> writes:

    >> A question, since now xgettext supports Python (didn't tried
    >> it, but that's what the documentation says), why not to
    >> depracate pygettext and stop its development?

    MvL> For one thing, it is good that batteries are included - you
    MvL> may not have GNU gettext, and you may not be able to install
    MvL> it as you don't have a C compiler, either - in particular, if
    MvL> you are using a MS Windows system.

Sure, but I'm less concerned about that because not many people
actually need to do extractions or catalog building.  Those people can
probably manage to install gettext.

    MvL> For another thing, I don't think that xgettext supports the
    MvL> extraction of docstrings.

This one's more important.  /Selective/ extraction of docstrings is
critical to me.