Junio C Hamano wrote:
> The reason would become clear once you think what string you are
> feeding eval_gettext with if you do not escape.  The translators
> translate a fixed string (possibly with placeholders) to a fixed
> translated string (possibly with placeholders).
>
>         eval_gettext "Stray $dotest directory found. ..."
>
> would allow the shell to expand $dotest before eval_gettext sees it,
> which would mean the string is no longer a constant.

Ah.  I was scratching my head wondering why $dotest needed to be
translated (it's just a path).
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