[Mailman-i18n] Persistently drunken archives

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Sun Mar 5 07:54:48 CET 2006

Clytie Siddall wrote:

> I am amused and somewhat puzzled by this string in mailman.po:
> ____
> po:40
> reference:	⑤	Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py:297
> Original:	⌘0	Reloading pickled archive state
> ____
> Is it the archive, or the archiver who is pickled? Do they stay that  
> way? :D
> If this word has some specific technical meaning, please explain. ;)

Pickle is a word for a Python objective database format.  See:

> (For those who haven't encountered this idiom yet, "pickled" in  
> English means you're not only drunk, you also put in your best  
> efforts to stay that way permanently! Not the reputation we want for  
> a staid and respectable mailing list software. ;) )

You must realise that Mailman is a Python project. ;-)

> (Or you're a gherkin. Take your pick. ;) )
> I notice that this word is also used in the next string, so possibly  
> gherkins are not involved?
Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

More information about the Mailman-i18n mailing list