[Python-Dev] Re: String substitution: compile-time versus runtime

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 25 Jun 2002 13:07:15 +1200 (NZST)


> I really, really think that with enough and proper care, Python
> could be set so internationalisation of Python scripts is just
> unobtrusive routine.  There should not be one way to write Python when
> one does not internationalise, and another different way to use it
> when one internationalises.

As long as you have a Turing-complete programming language
available for constructing strings, there will always be
ways to write code that defies any straightforward means
of internationalisation.

Or in other words, if internationalisation is a goal, you'll
always have to keep it in mind when coding, one way
or another.

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