Analyzer does not warn of non-localized strings

Number:rdar://24284913 Date Originated:21/01/16
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Version 7.3 Product Version:beta (7D111g)
Classification:Enhancement Reproducible:Always
Xcode 7.3 beta introduced a new analyzer setting named "CLANG_ANALYZER_LOCALIZABILITY". Enabling this warning correctly warns of hardcoded strings, but it does not warn of non-localized strings in the .strings files.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create new project
3. Create a label in a view controller
4. Set text using bundle API using a non-localized string:
label.text = NSLocalizedString(@"non-localized", nil);


The steps are not clear

Just with NSLocalizedString(@"non-localized", nil) you don't know if the key is localized or not in the .strings file. Remember that the second parameter is just a comment for the translator (that doubles as default translation if there is not .strings). I don't think the compiler should check the actual .strings, it can slow down (even more) the compilation. Perhaps it can warn about a missing comment in NSLocalizedString call.

I think it should be checked as it's not a compiler operation, but an analyzer operation.

By m.quinones.garcia at March 30, 2016, 11:15 a.m. (reply...)

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