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bug #48747: Muitiline invocation of *gettext has confusing translation comments syntax

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Wed 10 Aug 2016 11:29:45 AM UTC
Category:  PHP Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Wed 10 Aug 2016 11:36:20 AM UTC, comment #1: 

$ xgettext -V
xgettext (GNU gettext-tools) 0.19.3
Copyright (C) 1995-1998, 2000-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Written by Ulrich Drepper.

Apologies, forgot to add the output of xgettext -V

Patrick Rose <patrickrose>
Wed 10 Aug 2016 11:29:45 AM UTC, original submission:  

Running xgettext on the following PHP code does not add the translation comments to the generated .po file:


// L10N: Here is a comment
    'Some text'

Generated .po file:

# This file is distributed under the same license as the PACKAGE package.
#, fuzzy
msgid ""
msgstr ""
"Project-Id-Version: PACKAGE VERSION\n"
"Report-Msgid-Bugs-To: \n"
"POT-Creation-Date: 2016-08-10 12:20+0100\n"
"PO-Revision-Date: YEAR-MO-DA HO:MI+ZONE\n"
"Last-Translator: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>\n"
"Language-Team: LANGUAGE <LL@li.org>\n"
"Language: \n"
"MIME-Version: 1.0\n"
"Content-Type: text/plain; charset=CHARSET\n"
"Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n"

#: tmp.php:6
msgid "Some text"
msgstr ""

Playing about with comments, I found that I had to put the translation comment immediately above the "Some text" line instead of above the function invocation which makes the code confusing to read for future developers.



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