Germanization of code prevents wellness and understanding

Discussion in 'Developers' Forum' started by FractalizeR, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. FractalizeR

    FractalizeR New Member


    Variables with german names, german comments are scattered across all ISPConfig code and are mixed with english ones. This prevents understanding code by other non-German developers (this project seem to have enormous total number of devs - 58 according to SF stats).

    I would recommend to clean the code and leave it all english. I respect the native language and nationality of main developer, but I think it would be good for all to have everything inside ISPConfig in English.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer


    the code of ISPConfig 3 is completely in english. I dont think it is nescessary to change the code of ISPConfig 2 anymore.

    Have a look at the history of ISPConfig, then you would know why its in german. The roots of ISPConfig are the software 42goISP manager, which was a closed source software developed by a german developer team, so there was no need to use english vraiable names.
  3. FractalizeR

    FractalizeR New Member

    I see now. Thank you.
  4. Norman

    Norman Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I would prefer ISPConfig 2 also being in english.

    So many times have I tried to debug databases to find german words that I have to translate in babelfish :)

    ISPconfig 2 branch is great for smallfootprint installations which is why continued development would be nice.
    Hopefully ISPConfig 3 will also be good for small footprint installs and surpass ispconfig 2.

    But until then adding more features and helping out with ispconfig 2 would be easier if variables and comments were in english. (no disrespect to the german language, heck Im swedish - but I cant understand it! ;D )

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