globalization vs. localization (a new answer)

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/12/28 10:59 -05:00, original URI:

Not sure whether to laugh or cry (or both!):

what is Globalization/Localization in Microsoft Framework perspective for building multi-cultural applications?
Answer: If u declare a variable locally, it's localization. If you declare it globally, its globalization.

(from Adnan Masood, via Mike Gunderloy)

# Mihai on 28 Dec 2005 1:58 PM:

And if you declare a variable "international", it is "internationalization."
Makes sense.

For me the reaction was "both".
And the urge to go in a shooting spree (only that I have no clue where to find the guy giving the answer :-)

# Adnan Masood on 2 Jan 2006 10:11 AM:

Well, believe it or not, this is the real answer I got from a candidate I interviewed for .NET developer position.

What makes you sure that the person is a guy? :)

# Michael S. Kaplan on 2 Jan 2006 10:55 AM:

Did the candidate get the job?

# Adnan Masood on 4 Jan 2006 2:52 AM:

No. We try not to go out of business.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 4 Jan 2006 10:55 AM:

But they know all about scope! :-)

# Derek Tomes on 3 Apr 2008 10:19 PM:

If you declare it Private is it Privatization?

# Steven on 5 Jun 2008 12:55 AM:

This is normal if that guy hasn't originally deal with any multi-lingual software devleopment.

But I admit that it's not quite good to give the answer when you really do not know the answer...

referenced by

2007/01/11 Why we have both CurrentCulture and CurrentUICulture

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