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Re: Gettext macros (and a couple other ones)

From: Schanzenbach, Martin
Subject: Re: Gettext macros (and a couple other ones)
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 20:22:17 +0000

I don't think this is necessary for macOS, and keeping it would be questionable 
at best anyway ;)

Removed in 279533005..3da9cbd62

> On 5. Sep 2021, at 19:01, Christian Grothoff <> wrote:
> Hi Alessio,
> I checked, and this was done (a long time ago) to support OS X builds.
> There doesn't seem a pressing reason to keep it, I doubt anyone has
> build GNUnet on OS X for a while, and there might be a much better
> solution today for OS X anyway.
> My 2 cents
> Christian
> On 8/29/21 7:15 PM, Alessio Vanni wrote:
>> Christian Grothoff <> writes:
>>> Good point, but that's a specific issue with that macro, which I agree
>>> should not use "_" but dgettext(). I've fixed this (and a few related)
>>> instance(s) in Git master just now.
>> Hello,
>> thanks for the fix.
>> Related to this issue: since those macros explicitly use `dgettext' I
>> thought I'd try to place the "gettext.h" header directly inside
>> "gnunet_common.h", so that `dgettext' is always defined, but I
>> discovered that "platform.h" contains this snippet:
>> #include <locale.h>
>> #include "gettext.h"
>> /**
>> * GNU gettext support macro.
>> */
>> #define _(String) dgettext (PACKAGE, String)
>> #define LIBEXTRACTOR_GETTEXT_DOMAIN "libextractor"
>> #else
>> #include "libintlemu.h"
>> #define _(String) dgettext ("org.gnunet.gnunet", String)
>> #define LIBEXTRACTOR_GETTEXT_DOMAIN "org.gnunet.libextractor"
>> #endif
>> It appears that FRAMEWORK_BUILD is never defined anywhere, even though
>> it's part of `'.  Is it safe to remove it?
>> In case it can be removed, then "gettext.h" can be simply included by
>> "gnunet_common.h" too since multiple inclusions are guarded by the
>> preprocessor, meaning that GNUnet will keep using the `_' macro defined
>> by "platform.h" while other applications don't have to explicitly add
>> "#include <gnunet/gettext.h>" before including the "gnunet_util_lib.h"
>> header.
>> If it can't be removed, things are going to be a bit inconsistent, since
>> "gettext.h" would be included even when it shouldn't. The #ifndef check
>> can't be reliably performed inside "gnunet_common.h" for the same
>> reasons why GNUNET_AGPL_URL can give an incorrect value, i.e. it's a
>> public header which can get values from anything included before it,
>> like a "config.h" generated by Autoconf and thus FRAMEWORK_BUILD might
>> be defined for unrelated reasons, making things break unexpectedly.
>> Thanks,
>> A.V.

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