Quoting Joey Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> No, I haven't, but let me get this straight:
> You're saying that if something is a bad idea, that the more often it is
> used, the "less bad"  it becomes?
Uh, no. I was just pointing out that it's been around for a long time, and is
used in a lot of code. Like Ken said, breaking it - many years later - for
language elegance seems rather unproductive. If it were up for inclusion now,
it'd be a completely different story. The _reason_ backwards compability is a
pain in the ass is that sometimes you have to put up with things like this
because they get entrenched.
Also, I asked if the people bashing it had used gettext just because I'd
imagine that people who had used a feature would have a better idea on whether
or not it is obscure or useful.
Charles Hagenbuch, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Some fallen angels have their good reasons.
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