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Re: [PATCH] Re: [PATCH] Storable (Re: perl@16433)

Nicholas Clark
May 8, 2002 04:20
Re: [PATCH] Re: [PATCH] Storable (Re: perl@16433)
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On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 07:42:10AM +0900, Tatsuhiko Miyagawa wrote:
> At Tue, 7 May 2002 23:26:01 +0100,
> Nicholas Clark wrote:

> > Dan - the README says this:
> > 
> >     There is a Japanese translation of this man page available at
> > ,
> >     courtesy of Kawai, Takanori <>.
> > 
> > Please could you check to see how current that page is?
> > [I know no Japanese, so I've no idea]
> It doesn't have a version number but the date translation was done is:
> listed as 1999/09/20 which is too stale.
> I know him personally so I can tell him about this. What should I do it?

Last night while re-writing the README I didn't know what the best solution
was.  My concern was that I knew the page could no longer be completely
up-to-date because p5p has been editing Storable, but I wasn't sure how out
of date it was.

Last I started by assuming the page wouldn't change, and so I didn't know
whether it was better to have a link in to a page that is somewhat out of
date but still useful, or not have the link because so many things have
changed since the translation that it's more of a hindrance than a help.


The best solution would be if he could update his page to a translation of
the current Storable manpage.  However, it doesn't feel very polite asking
someone I don't know to do a considerable amount of work, particularly
when I'm aware that the "current" Storable manpage is a moving target.
(As I don't know any Japanese speakers personally, by "someone I don't know"
I mean him, yourself, Dan Kogai and anyone else who could make a translation.)

Hopefully the only changes there will now be are minor corrections, and
grammar and style improvements, so a translation done now wouldn't become
wasted effort in the near future because of more changes.

But I still feel bad asking someone else to do something which is potentially

If it is possible to make a Japanese translation of the current manpage would
it make sense to include a Japanese translation of the README in the
distribution?  Or is the current .jp URL in the English README enough to
alert Japanese speakers to it?

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