[translations] Re: [development] Locale module and gettext

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Sun Jun 11 22:07:09 UTC 2006

Gabor Hojtsy wrote:
> Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>> 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.
> If this requires the gettext module turned on in PHP, then what is the
> point?

The point would have been to support the gettext stuff as well as the 
native Drupal db cache.

>  Push the database based translation support into contrib and
> support a mo file based engine in core?

Support .mo files through gettext extension in core.

>  Or add a t() API? :) Requiring
> the gettext extension without an alternative is IMHO not an option.

I've never proposed that.

> Providing a significantly more efficient but PHP configuration dependent
> engine could be a good idea though.

That was the idea, but apparently the efficiency gain isn't all that big.


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