i18n bug?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Mon Jul 11 22:30:54 BST 2005

Nicolas Goutte wrote:
>> AFAICS there is no version number difference between the two versions.
>> (The minor version 1 is used for something else; in my case I got
>> revision==0 from both gettext tools).
>That is bad. So there must be some different support in gettext for it.
>(What I do not understand is why this problem is only with gettext
> 0.14.x, as the new hash code is already in gettext 0.13.x.)

IIUC, if we wanted to support both versions, all we'd have to do is 
compute the hash again, if the conditions are met:

- at least one byte was >= 0x80
- there was no match for the original search

Given that 99.9% of our strings are in English and contain ASCII only, the 
first condition will very rarely be met. The only slowdown would be 
caused by the testing for the high bit on each byte, in order to 
determine if there's any >= 0x80.

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