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Re: Bring back the intl subdirectory please
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:13:17 +0100 (CET)
> From: Mark Kettenis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> 1. Drop intl/ and only enable NLS if an external libintl is available
> (which on GNU/Linux systems is available as part of glibc). We'll
> need to upgrade the configuration magic in bfd/, opcodes/, gdb/,
> binutila/, gas/ and ld/. I've tried this for bfd/, opcode/ and
> gdb/ which seems to work reasonably well.
> 2. Update intl/. We can either upgrade to the gettext used by GCC or
> a more recent version. The GCC version is probably easier since it
> already has the modifications needed for the layout of our source
> There is of course the third option:
> 3. We give shit about anything that's not GNU. GNU/Linux is now so
> dominant that we don't care about other systems. Users of non-free
> software deserve what they get and should not complain.
> I hope that option doesn't have any backers.
> Anyway, the argument for option #1 is that intl/ might not build
> properly on some (presumably) non-GNU systems.
Even if that is true, it couldn't do any more harm than now, since
i18n in GDB is currently broken on _all_ non-GNU systems.
> Personaly I don't really care about internationalization, so I'd vote
> for #1.
Even if we don't care about i18n, it wouldn't be nice to go for #1
because of the i18n-related work already invested in GDB (by Baurjan