Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:49:21 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Non-stub gettext API functions committed, ready for testing On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 04:14:18PM +0200, Szabolcs Nagy wrote: > * 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 I read that before but thought it shows how the data is written in po files but not where to find it in the mo file... But now I see it's in the "header" that's, by convention, the translation for "". How ugly.. > 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) Not necessarily. You could cache results. Or (this is likely the more reasonable implementation) just hard-code the expression strings that are actually used for real languages and implement them in C when a match is found. > 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. This is a very poor description. Does it allow casts? Compound literals? Floating point? Function calls? ...? Rich
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