[sword-devel] Beta S bug

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 2 Aug 2002 21:36:18 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> >>>>[a-z,A-Z,0-9,_] are the only valid characters in module names.
> > Ok....  So can you actually cite a standard you are adopting here?
> Not sure what you mean?  I thought [a-z,A-Z,0-9,_] was fairly explicit.

It's explicit, but it looks entirely arbitrary.  Can you identify how you 
decided upon this set?

The changes to code that you made break existing material.  ~ is obviously 
a reserved character for class names, but we weren't using the module id 
to generate class names previously.

No "standard" was stated previously, but now I'm expected to fix a couple 
hundred files to match a drifting standard with no basis but whim?

> > [a-zA-Z0-9_] is not sufficient.  Using a standard of [source language 
> > id][separator][destination language id] is the only reasonable way I've 
> > thought of for naming glossaries in a consistent manner.  That requires 
> > using [a-zA-Z0-9_\-] for the language ids plus one additional 
> > non-alphanumeric character to separate the ids.
> I appreciate your input, but I don't feel there is a need to add 
> additional separators.  Remember, these are unique module IDs not 
> functional operators.  Your standard for naming glossaries sounds fine 
> to me.  For example: chrisenzh would be fine for Chris' glossary from 
> English to Chinese.
> If you would like to add meta information to the .conf file like:
> KeyLang=en
> EntryLang=zh

We have additional metadata to specify which languages are target/source.  
But this information is accessible through the engine and doesn't get 
displayed.  The module name should give users a reasonable clue as to its 
use/contents.  "ERenzh" is relatively easy to scan since it uses 2 
2-character codes.  When we start throwing 3 character codes and 
extension codes and ethnologue codes into the mix, it becomes impossible 
for a human to scan an id and figure out what it means.

Can you easily figure out which language codes are referenced in ERangms 
or ERlaxeitz?