bugGNU gettext - Bugs: bug #35027, msguniq overwrites msgid_plural...


bug #35027: msguniq overwrites msgid_plural when an identical msgid string is in the file

Submitted by:  Claude Paroz <claudep>
Submitted on:  Sat 10 Dec 2011 04:29:04 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
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Sat 10 Dec 2011 04:29:04 PM UTC, original submission:

Imagine you have a pot file with:
msgid "My string"

msgid "My string"
msgid_plural "%d strings"

If you run msguniq on this file, you obtain:
#, fuzzy
msgid "My string"
msgstr ""
"#-#-#-#-# msguniq_bug.pot (PACKAGE VERSION) #-#-#-#-#\n"
"#-#-#-#-# msguniq_bug.pot (PACKAGE VERSION) #-#-#-#-#\n"

And the msgid_plural expression has disappeared. I know that "My string" might not be the best choice for a singular string, but I'm sure you can find better use cases where a single msgid can match with a msgid in a msgid/msgid_plural combination.
When the strings are in the same file, xgettext does correctly keep the msgid/msgid_plural expression.

Claude Paroz <claudep>


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