[Project_owners] Anyone interested? Extension Minimizer Tool

Eric H. Jung eric.jung at yahoo.com
Sat May 17 13:25:54 PDT 2008



----- Original Message ----
> From: Onno Ekker <o.e.ekker at gmail.com>
> To: Mozdev Project Owners List <project_owners at mozdev.org>
> Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 2:04:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [Project_owners] Anyone interested? Extension Minimizer Tool
> 
> I don't think size is the problem, but unused strings will cause 
> unnecessary work and delay for existing and new localizations.
>

Size is a problem, but I'd forgotten and the unnecessary work and delay for translators. Thanks for pointing that out!
 
> Also a tool which checks for unused variables or variables used only 
> once could help preventing bugs in your extension (or in firefox, 
> thunderbird, etc... itself). Perl does this, and it helps to catch tpyos...

Yes, this would be valuable but is outside the scope of my current proposal. Please file a new bug if you'd like to see such a tool instead of trying to hijack mine :)

Eric


      


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