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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: About I18n
Date Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:25:09 GMT

On Mar 25, 2010, at 7:11 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:

> On 3/25/10 8:03 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
>> Wow u just described fully and emaculated why this proposal was  
>> rubbing me the wrong way. I did not have the time to run through a  
>> use case to see clearly - thanks for doing this and commenting for  
>> all our benefit.
>> No general mechanical procedure makes up for act thought for each  
>> case. We have to watch for that here.
>> I agree with Alan on this one. Let's not further obfuscate our  
>> code. BTW it's time for a thorough audit of error messages and log  
>> output since these days many are complaining about false error and  
>> excessive verbosity without clear meaning.
> I agree with Alan. However, I don't blame Felix for having chose  
> this solution : he had some very good reason to do so :
> - having no knowledge about the context, he wasn't able to pick a  
> correct name for each error
> - this was a very painful task, and he did it. It's now our turn to  
> complete the job

Yeah, I saw that.  Great work!

> So yes, we should move to Enum, pick correct names for those enum.
> This can be done step by step, I don't believe we could spend one  
> full week in a row doing that.
> I remember years ago when we had thousands of string constants all  
> over the code, and decided that we should gather all those constants  
> in a few places : it's not completely done, but it took months to do  
> it.

Definitely a good idea.


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