Re: [dev] [dwmstatus] Mail counter

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:45:28 +0100


On Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:45:28 +0100 Xavier Cartron <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried my first piece of C into adding a mail counter to dwmstatus.
> The code is added on the wiki [1]
> Please correct my mistakes.

First thanks for your commit, but you made a big mistake. You assumed we
all know French. Please, use English on the Internet and *especially*
when programming. What’s »mail_laposte«? And what’s »Fichier«? I know
it, because I had to read some code of people assuming people will un‐
derstand their code when everything is French. Please, write in English
and go on doing it. This really helps a lot in international communica‐
tion. French is no major language anymore. Just look: I’m not writing
this in German and my variable names are not German too. You wouldn’t
have understood dwmstatus that good, if it would have German variable
names and maybe would be »« instead, if we
would assume the world is speaking German.

Please, use English while programming. There is no justification for lo‐
calized sourcecode.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Fri Dec 21 2012 - 17:45:28 CET

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