[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension

mike.lifeguard mike.lifeguard at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 01:17:12 UTC 2008

I agree; Meta's system works just fine as-is, and I see no need whatsoever
to enable an extension which provides inferior functionality.


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From: Simetrical [mailto:Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com] 
Sent: July 1, 2008 8:05 PM
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Implementing the Babel extension

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Jesse Plamondon-Willard
<pathoschild at gmail.com> wrote:
> On MetaWiki we implemented an overhauled user language template
> system, which only uses one meta-template with subpage localizations
> (see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:User_language>). It
> includes a well-defined set of levels (unlike the old babel system),
> uses only one sorted category per language, and has various other
> improvements made possible with ParserFunctions. The babel system was
> phased out on MetaWiki long ago; see

Now that looks like *exactly* how this system should work.  Good job
to Meta.  There's definitely no need for an extension here that
anyone's pointed out.

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