[Python-Dev] Incomplete Internationalization in Argparse Module

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Apr 8 17:07:48 EDT 2016

On Fri, 8 Apr 2016 at 14:05 Grady Martin <sunnycemetery at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, all.  I was wondering if the following string was left untouched by
> gettext for a purpose (from line 720 of argparse.py, in class
> ArgumentError):
> 'argument %(argument_name)s: %(message)s'
> There may be other untranslatable strings in the argparse module, but I
> have yet to encounter them in the wild.

Probably so that anyone introspecting on the error message can count on
somewhat of a consistent format (comes into play with doctest typically).
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