[development] Locale module and gettext

Stefan Nagtegaal Drupal-Devel at iStyledThis.nl
Sun Jun 11 07:32:59 UTC 2006

Op 10-jun-2006, om 22:24 heeft Gerhard Killesreiter het volgende  
> Hi there,
> IIRC there has been speculation that using the gettext object files  
> (.mo files) for storing translations instead of the database would  
> be a lot faster. Unfortunately, I can not confirm this. It seems to  
> be somewhat faster but not that much that I'd consider the  
> inclusion of such a feature worthwhile. The configuration is rather  
> awkward and error prone.
> Cheers,
>    Gerhard


I had such a discussion some time ago with "Axel". You can see some  
of his work with using Gettext with Drupal in his sandbox (http:// 
He told me it would tremendously speed up things, and would made  
module-specific translations possible.

i hope you could re-(over)think this once again. You were probably  
already aware of the code inside Axels sandbox, but I hope you'll  
make some progress on this feature which is really in my kind of  
interest (as you also know ;-)).

Hope to hear more about this soon!


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