Fwd: Using ‐‐ instead of -- in book source
C. Michael Pilato
cmpilato at red-bean.com
Fri Jun 24 11:48:26 CDT 2005
>I want to ask a question. Is it possible to change all -- in the book
>text to ‐‐? Here is why it is needed: Russian translation
>team uses the so called "Norwegian method" to keep source in sync with
>English version, which allows to keep English source along with
>translated text in XML comments. Unfortunately, presence of -- in such
>comments breaks validity of these elements, because -- is not supposed
>to appear inside a comment.
You /have/ to be kidding me. You want to change a million instances of
option names from --foo to ‐‐foo? That's really gross.
I'm sorry, but I just don't personally want to suffer the pain of
editing that way, nor of expecting newcomers to the project to learn
such an obscure policy. I understand it causes you some amount of pain,
but suggest that at the time you go to comment out English text, you
also do this hyphen-to-"‐" transformation for yourself.
>On the other topic, our ru/ProperNames is still not finished. Can you
>help to complete it or help to arouse some interest to that file once again?
I've done what I can do in ProperNames, but will send a prod to the list
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