Last modified: 2006-10-01 18:12:14 UTC

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Bug 6699 - Don't internationalize parser functions
Don't internationalize parser functions
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-16 02:33 UTC by Zoran Obradovic
Modified: 2006-10-01 18:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Zoran Obradovic 2006-07-16 02:33:00 UTC
Internationalization of parser functions is not really necessary - they should
be considered part of wiki syntax, and they are for advanced users anyway.

In addition to that, it causes problems - if functions have different names in
different languages, and even fall back to English for some extra uncertainty,
maintaining a sane collection of parser functin extensions becomes a nightmare.
At least the current implementation also makes extensions more difficult to
write and read.

What's even worse, having different names for parser functions for different
languages makes moving templates from one language to another an even more
complex task than it already is. And if a website really needs it, it can simply
make wrapper templates for the purpose, thus getting localized parser functions
without breaking the builtin ones. ~~~~
Comment 1 Platonides 2006-10-01 17:37:14 UTC
Essay from anonymous email account.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-10-01 18:12:14 UTC
[[User:Zocky]] is a reasonably well-known admin on the English Wikipedia.  Dunno
if this is him (very likely) or an impostor/coincidence (unlikely), but the
source of a bug report is kind of irrelevant to whether we should fix it anyway,
isn't it?

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