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Defining Duplicate Language Strings

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#96333 (In Topic #19134)

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To do or not to do?


I was wondering if it makes sense if during development of a new module or block if you have 1 or 2 words that are likely defined in another language file should you just redefine them (with a module specific prefix to avoid conflits) for the benefit of less overhead or should just require up the needed existing language file?

Example: I have new block that I want to add the 2 words comment/comments which i am sure exist somewhere in a language file but these would be the only 2 words I need from that other language file while I am already including a language file for my new module so if I put comment/coments into that language file I would save some overhead from calling up the members (or whatever other language file comment exists in) just for those 2 words.

what do you think would be the preferred method?
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ocPortal's smarter than this. Each page has a self-learning language cache. On first load, it loads all require'd language files. It tracks what was used on the page. On second load, the page's self-learned cache likely has all strings, so it only needs to load that. If not (e.g. maybe a string is only sometimes used), it will load the files again, but continue to extend it's self-learned cache – so it will be perfect at some point.

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