Move to Maketext: request for comments

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Sun Nov 30 05:52:52 UTC 2008

On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:30:54 +0500 Vitaly Fedrushkov
<fedrushkov at> wrote:
>   * Directory structure and .po files placement

	I think they should go into a new directory, something like

>   * How many .po files per language we need?

	Well, we're going to have an enormous number of strings, I
believe. I think we should probably have one .po per top-level template
directory that we have now. Otherwise we'd be reading in a huge file
for every page load, which would be a big problem under mod_perl (which
would never release that memory).

	That is, unless we just pre-compile translated templates, in
which case it could all be in one file (but I think having such a huge
file would still be a problem for some text editors).

>   * Is Locale::Maketext::Fuzzy practical?

	No, we should avoid it if we can, I think. The standard
%quant() system used by most Maketext implementations seems better to

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