Re: [dev] [dwmstatus] Mail counter

From: Raphael Proust <>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 09:49:14 +0100

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:
> Greetings.
> 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.

Although you use »German quotation marks«… It is a bit weird for
English speakers and *very* unsettling for French speakers.

As long as it doesn't creep into your code, it's okay I guess.

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

I am trying to come up with one, but it's hard. Obfuscation maybe?

Raphaël Proust
Received on Sat Dec 22 2012 - 09:49:14 CET

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