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From: "Michal Suchánek" <msuchanek@suse.de>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, gitster@pobox.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] setup: split "extensions found" messages into singular and plural
Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 10:27:15 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210518082715.GO8544@kitsune.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YKNe50TDMftkadYI@coredump.intra.peff.net>

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 02:29:59AM -0400, Jeff King wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 12:19:17AM -0600, Alex Henrie wrote:
> 
> > It's easier to translate this way.
> 
> Makes sense.
> 
> I don't know about "easier to translate", since there are twice as many
> strings now. But certainly what the user sees will be more grammatically
> correct. :)

Note that some languages may still have dual (that is 2 extensions is
different from both 1 and 3 and more extensions), and so on for 3 and 4,
and in some languages 21 (and 31 but not necessarily 11) extensions may
be singular again.

Kind of reminds me of
https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/

Thanks

Michal

      reply	other threads:[~2021-05-18  8:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-18  6:19 Alex Henrie
2021-05-18  6:29 ` Jeff King
2021-05-18  8:27   ` Michal Suchánek [this message]

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