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Re: [virt-tools-list] [libosinfo 5/5] Load localized values for entity params

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM, Christophe Fergeau
<cfergeau redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 09:07:22PM +0300, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>> However that would involve doing one extra string
>> allocation/duplication for each untranslated node here. I really would
>> want to avoid doing a lot of redundant computation/allocation for a
>> something that may never happen.
>> If the code could be written some other way that doesn't involve
>> string allocations, I'm all ears.
> Just compute the substituted language list once at runtime.

I already thought of that but then realized that string
allocation/duplication is done to create an xpath query that combines
the node in question and language so we have to do with for each node
and lang combination.

> But it's
> probably not worth fighting with that.

And probably not possible either.

>> However, I recalled a few hour ago that we have the plan to setup a
>> centralized database[1] and having translations in the xml itself will be
>> very much desirable for that.
> After a bit more homework, GConf schemas used to do that, but it had a
> measurable impact on login time since all translations had to always be
> parsed even though the user only needed a few. However, if this ever came
> to be an issue for us, we still have the option of doing the same as what
> GConf did, ie split the XML file in one XML file per translation. Hopefully
> the files will be small enough that this won't be needed ;)

I hope we don't need to load libosinfo db at login time either. :)

So whats the verdict, to merge or not to merge translation in XML?


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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