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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Chinese Language Maintainer
    On Thursday 12 July 2007 4:02:47 pm Pavel Machek wrote:
    > Hi!
    > > @@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
    > > +The langauges in which the Linux kernel is developed are C and English.
    > > +(Note that Linus Torvalds' native language is Swedish, yet he chose
    > choose?

    I was trying for past tense.

    > > +A language maintainer accepts patches to the Linux kernel, written in C,
    > > from +authors who do not also speak English. The language maintainer
    > > translates the +description of each patch into English, forwards the
    > > patches to linux-kernel +and to the appropriate maintainers for inclusion
    > > in the Linux kernel, and +translates questions and replies about such
    > > patches as part of the +patch review process.
    > Poor person... I'm not sure this can work for non-trivial patches.

    We'll see. Personally, I'm more worried about how people who don't speak
    english are supposed to choose function and variable names. But translating
    _just_ the patch is not the end of it, and I wanted to make that clear.

    I suppose a translator can always push back and ask for a _concise_ review,
    for the sake of translation. But let's not invent problems before they
    actually occur...

    > Pavel

    "One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code."
    - Ken Thompson.
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