Intro Team's input:
Currently we do _not_ translate any
messages that are logged to the .log file. Mind you, it goes without saying
that a any message (error, info, warning) that pop up to the user must
But the rationale for not translating
error messages that are only logged to the .log file is a follows: As a
component developer, if you have any NL problem, and you ask for the log
file. If your error messages are translated, then good luck trying to understand
your error :) You can see a stack trace, but with a translated message.
For warning and info messages. there completely useless when translated.
The only way this can be solved is if you have a convention for your component
tagged with *every* messages that you even writre out.
eg: sdk.intro.I.101 "Intro url
Info message from Intro plugin.
This actually would be a great Serviceability
enhancement for the whole SDK, and the Error log viewer could be enhanced
to undertsand these ids.
just Intro's 2 cents....
Konrad Kolosowski/Toronto/IBM@IBMCA Sent by: eclipse-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
06/21/2004 11:02 AM
Please respond to
messages in the log?
Do we have a guide line in Eclipse clarifying/suggesting whether messages
logged to Eclipse log must/should/should not/must not be translated?
I seem to recall that we use to translate all messages except the debug
output, and it was relaxed later that we should but do not have to.
Recently a bug https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=67872 has
opened and John commented that we should generally not translate log
messages. From the log we see Help, PDE, Team do translate their
Personally I think the messages should be translated, especially that users
can see them in the log view, and they are really the first line of support
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