Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:14:18 +0200 From: Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@...t70.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Non-stub gettext API functions committed, ready for testing * Harald Becker <ralda@....de> [2014-07-27 12:06:01 +0200]: > >As mentioned in the commit message, some functionality is still > >missing. For the plurals stuff, I can't find the information on how > >you actually get the plural rules out of the .mo file and apply them. > >For the LANGUAGE variable, it's just a matter of adding some > >loop-and-retry logic. > > Does this text help to clarify the plurals question? > > http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/manual/gettext.html#Plural-forms it shows that a c arithmetic expression parser is needed to handle plurals (and the expression has to be evaluated every time dcngettext is invoked) Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n == 1 ? 0 : 1; The nplurals value must be a decimal number which specifies how many different plural forms exist for this language. The string following plural is an expression which is using the C language syntax. Exceptions are that no negative numbers are allowed, numbers must be decimal, and the only variable allowed is n.
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