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bug #35109: xgettext should detect multi-line string concatenation in Python

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 18 Dec 2011 09:30:54 PM UTC  
Category:  Python Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Daiki Ueno <ueno>
Open/Closed:  Closed

Tue 23 Apr 2013 03:37:33 AM UTC, comment #3:

It should be fixed with:

Daiki Ueno <ueno>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 15 May 2012 06:35:13 PM UTC, comment #2:

Check the encoding of the source file. I was using DOS encoding and xgettext couldn't detect multiple lines strings.

I changed the encoding to UTF8 and it worked properly.

Hope it helps,

Manuel Kaufmann <humitos>
Mon 09 Apr 2012 06:49:30 PM UTC, comment #1:

It works fine here, using (but this does not seem to be a downstream patch). Maybe you need to explicitly use xgettext --language=Python ?

Also, you don't need \ for string multiline concatenation. It is implicit in Python:

print _("this works fine" \
" but it is ugly")
print _("this works"
" just as fine")

this works fine but it is ugly
this works just as fine

xgettext POT result:
#: g.py:1242
msgid "this works fine but it is ugly"
msgstr ""

#: g.py:1244
msgid "this works just as fine"
msgstr ""

Rodrigo Silva <mestrelion>
Sun 18 Dec 2011 09:30:54 PM UTC, original submission:

In python if I split a message to multiple lines like this:
s = _("How are " \

xgettext will detect only the first part of the string:
msgid "How are "
instead of:
msgid "How are you?"

This is necessary to respect the coding style described in PEP 8 to split strings longer than 79 characters.



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