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Implement Lua interface for Language Converter
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An urgent use case is the need to call LanguageConverter::findVariantLink() to do proper title existence check.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 1:42 AM
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findVariantLink is also available as Language::findVariantLink(). Maybe it can be easily done with a few lines in mw.language.lua, but I'm not sure about this.

Arthur2e5 added a subscriber: Arthur2e5.EditedApr 15 2019, 1:30 PM

I was trying to introduce Wikidata-based annotated link to zh.wp the other day, and mw.wikibase.getEntityIdForTitle was not working too well for this exact reason. Anyone want to triage this task?

Looks like I need to:

  • find my developer account; relearn git
  • figure out We need to do Title:: anyways so there isn't too much a point
  • Pop a thing on the PHP end: includes/engines/LuaCommon/LanguageLibrary.php
  • Pop a thing on the Lua end: includes/engines/LuaCommon/lualib/mw.language.lua
  • Add tests: tests/phpunit/engines/LuaCommon/LanguageLibraryTests.{php,lua}
Arthur2e5 added a comment.EditedApr 15 2019, 2:12 PM

There we go, I guess. Simple as mw.language.findVariantLink(link : string) -> string.

…and on LC-enabled sites you are now supposed to replace all references to the title with mw.language.findVariantLink(title). Sounds legit as long as you only do it once and save up the result.

Shizhao moved this task from Backlog to Extensions on the Chinese-Sites board.Apr 16 2019, 3:10 AM