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Dictionary maintenance

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The problem

Problem managing conflict edits for monodix

There are more and more pairs, for examples 7 pairs with English and the monodix en is copied in every pair.

What happens if developer A and developer B edit both the en monodix, say in en-fr and en-es for example? Answer: another developer has to look on both version, look the diff and try to merge. Most of the time developer A tells developer to wait a few minutes or hours, then he commits and tells to developer B that he may now copy his version and starts working.

That is time consuming. For the near future it is manageable, since there are now only a half dozen developers that regulary go on irc to solve these issues. But in the long-term, it would become harder and harder. Imagine if there are 20 or 50 pairs with English. Imagine that all developers do not want to wait. There would be different monodix.

Issues

  • Language specific sections of monodix files.

Ideas to solve

  • Language specific parts could be split out into separate files, and then XIncluded, such as currently happens in several pairs (e.g. cy-en, en-af) with the symbol definitions <sdefs>.
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