[Mediawiki-i18n] removing messages from core

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 06:47:29 UTC 2013

S Page, 20/06/2013 02:35:
> * Should  extension writers be cautioned about relying on messages in core?
> * Perhaps instead they should define their own messages and use the
> {{same}} template in Qqq to point out the same message is in core.

I'd say this is already covered by 
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation#Avoid_message_reuse>: even 
core shouldn't reuse a core message for different uses. The big 
exception is «"{{int:<key>}}"» literal quotation in another message.
For instance, core reused "createaccount" for the top right link, when 
it was the title for a special page. This led to very weird results e.g. 
in Italian.


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