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From "Rick Rineholt" <>
Subject Re: RE: cvs commit: xml-axis/java/src/org/apache/axis/wsdl/toJava Jav
Date Fri, 15 Mar 2002 14:18:38 GMT
I agree here with Glen.  I have never seen in my time in IBM where debug
trace was I18N.
I have also worked overseas and for technical positions it was understood
that English was
a requirement.  I even once asked some of the developers at the time why
they didn't get
product documentation in their native language and was told that technical
translations were so
poor that it was almost useless.  Besides the trace information is for the
most part useless
unless you have a reasonable understanding of the code in which case as
part of the translation
effort will the code comments be also translated? :-)  It also adds
additional cumbersome when
trying to debug to have to look up in message tables to match the trace
statements with the
outputs.  Which also leads to developers ultimately not putting trace
statements in whatsoever.

>I don't agree (obviously, since I keep i18ning them!).  IBM's got customer
>support sites all over the world.  Most of the problems they support will
>be resolved by them and not even get to a developer back here.  When they
>tell their customers to turn on debug, they would really prefer to work in
>their own language.
>Russell Butek
>Glen Daniels <> on 03/14/2002 10:16:30 PM
>Please respond to
>To:    "''" <>
>Subject:    RE: cvs commit: xml-axis/java/src/org/apache/axis/wsdl/toJava
>You know, if you ask me, it's going a bit far to internationalize
>trace messages....

Rick Rineholt
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