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Re: Adding Japanese README

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Adding Japanese README
Date: 2011-06-29 23:35:17
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Excerpts from Tom Lane's message of mié jun 29 19:24:07 -0400 2011:
> Tatsuo Ishii <ishii(at)postgresql(dot)org> writes:
> > I would like to propose to add Japanese translated version of README
> > in the source tree(for example against backend/storage/buffer/README).
> I think this is basically a bad idea, because 90% of the developers will
> be unable to update such a file when changing the source code, or even
> verify whether it's an accurate translation.  Thus it will inevitably
> become out-of-date, and that seems worse than useless.  I'm fairly
> dubious that someone who doesn't read English will be able to make much
> sense of the source code anyway.

What we could do instead is add a link to a translation in the wiki,
with a note that the wiki page may not be up to date.

Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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