Re: gnome_app_find_menu_pos not reliable?

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> Hello!
> I have noticed that GMC emits a warning when run with some locales.  The
> debugger shows that gnome_app_find_menu_pos() cannot find the menu entry.
> Here's the code (gnome/glayout.c:625 in mc CVS)
> shell = gnome_app_find_menu_pos (app->menubar, _("File/New/Directory..."),
> &pos);
> This code assumes that "File/New/Directory..." is translated exactly to
> the result of translation for "_File", "_New" and "_Directory..." with the
> slashes added and the underscores removed.  This must be a wrong
> assumption, especially because the translators are not told about that.
> I searched google and found that the problem is not new.  For example, Dia
> uses a special function that removes underscores.  However, it still
> doesn't look like a good solution.
> I would prefer to find the position by the number (i.e. 1->1->3) or by the
> associated function (gnome_mkdir_cmd).  I don't see any interface for
> that.  Does anybody know a better solution?
> By the way, gnome_app_find_menu_pos() seems to be quite dangerous because
> it breaks unexpectedly in some locales.  Are there plans to obsolete it?

I have an alternative routine that is used in dia, found in
dia/app/menus.c.  It works with untranslated strings in the GnomeUIInfo
structures.  Feel free to use it as an alternative.

I agree with you that gnome_app_find_menu_pos is horribly broken w.r.t.


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