[wp-hackers] Automatic textdomain append for plugins

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Tue Mar 11 03:01:27 GMT 2008

Nikolay Bachiyski wrote:
> Although I am a strong i18n advocate, plugin internationalization[0]
> has always driven me back, because I had to add textdomain to every
> gettext call.
> Developers, they say, are lazy, so I thought of a way not to do this
> any more. The result was the add-textdomain.php script:
> php add-textdomain.php shareadraft.php shareadraft
> This call adds 'shareadraft' as a last argument to all gettext calls
> in shareadraft.php and prints the modified php file on standard
> output. It makes sure it doesn't add the argument twice, so it is good
> for incremental usage.
> The script is available in the wordpress0i18n repo:
> http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress-i18n/tools/trunk/add-textdomain.php
> Happy hacking,
> Nikolay.
> [0] http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin#Internationalizing_Your_Plugin
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Regex would have been faster and less prone to bugs. However, in all 
fairness, I've yet to have a problem with tokenizing functions. It is 
just classes which give me problems.


Jacob Santos

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