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Lars Hellström <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 16:40:19 +0200
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At 13.05 +0200 2001-06-11, Hans Aberg wrote:
>The problem here is that "context" is already heavily used in computer
>lingo: An <em|environment|> is in computer lingo a function that maps a
>name to a storage location, and every such environment produces a (lookup)

Those circumstances are well separated from LaTeX programming, so I doubt
any confusion could occur.

>Normally, what above is called a ``language'', one is already calling a
>``localization'' in computer lingo. (Which is may be hard to accept for
>mathematicians, as a localization has a different meaning in math.)
>A localization may involve the choice of a human language, but also the
>other data, like date and number formats, etc.

No. A localization refers to a change in the interface between user and
program, not a change in how the program processes data (once it has been
interpreted). A localization of LaTeX to e.g. Swedish would rather mean
that input could look like


and error messages would be given in Swedish, not that the default language
would be Swedish.

Lars Hellström