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Re: Question on i8ln?
On 2/13/12 3:58 PM, Eric Windisch wrote:
The one thing I consistently use log messages for is googling. If
everyone in the world gets the same log message for a given error, that
drastically increases the chances that I'll find that log message in a
forum post someplace. Doesn't localizing log messages fragment the
world of support forums into a zillion language-specific shards? (Full
disclosure: I speak English, so this argument may be an unconscious
front for Yankee Imperialism.)
I'm guessing that you're looking at this from a developer's
perspective rather than a support and operations perspective.
Developers will understand English, but the operations and especially
the support team may not. Having native language log messages has the
potential to significantly decrease support costs for users both
domestic and abroad (where domestic users might outsource support).