[wp-hackers] Internationalizing Plugins and Themes Solutions
wordpress at santosj.name
Thu Mar 6 18:15:56 GMT 2008
Dan Coulter wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name>
>> This has already been done and rejected as unacceptable, both as
>> practice/security and for convenience.
> Fair enough. It just seemed like a relatively simple solution for the
> plugin developer and wouldn't require the sort of over-engineering and
> inconvenience to the plugin author that some of the other solutions seem to.
It is frustrating and I wish I never got involved with the ticket, "Hey,
this ticket doesn't seem like it'll be hard, I can knock this out
quickly." (Actual thought I had with the ticket in question.) Basically,
I had no problem with what you described and what the patch did, however
the arguments made against it are logical.
It will be worth it. There have been many times when I've been
frustrated with the perceived lack of interest or arguments against
something only to have something really awesome come out of it. I have
faith that eventually "The Best" solution will be made that plugin and
theme authors, as well as the core team will be happy with. Whether that
is part of the three solutions or some other better solution, which has
not been mentioned before.
There is a great amount of material for what solutions and counter
arguments to many of them. Several solutions had almost all negative
responses to them.Unless there is a patch or code that can be tested,
then really this problem may never be resolved.
If this is something that many people feel passionate about and needs a
solution, then a solution needs to be written. All that is needed is a
patch which provides a solution and you will have more than enough
people to test it. I'll be a tester and I believe others will also.
I invested enough time with the ticket, that I would love to discuss
solutions which haven't been made before. However, I really hate
conversations which go in loops. Already been there, done that, was a
total waste of time, because the ground work had already been made and
was just remade needlessly. I'd hate for another person to waste time in
an debate/conversation that had already been hashed out before.
(Although, who is to say that this hasn't already been hashed out before
this year, could have been discussed during the initial implementation
of the plugin system leading up to now.)
What I've found, is that the best way to end a infinitely reoccurring
conversational loop with similar solutions/point being made each
iteration, is to just provide a solution and break out of it.
Please note, that the usage of "you" is not directed personally at the
author who I'm replying to, but can be anyone willing to put in the legwork.
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