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    SubjectRe: Weird spelling fixes in 2.1.107
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    Followup to:  <199806261344.XAA16788@suede.sw.oz.au>
    By author: Peter Swain <swine@softway.com.au>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > this is 2.1.xxx
    > you *can* and should break things here
    > so 2.2 gets a consistent interface, in which the doco doesn't have to
    > apologise for the way things just happen to have been coded.
    >
    > CPU is in caps
    > central processing unit is not
    >
    > either we abandon caps completely
    > or we get them right
    >

    There *WAS* a consistent keyword interface:

    1. No caps, anywhere
    2. Underscores instead of whitespace

    This is easy to parse in scripts and stuff. Whomever broke that made
    Linux a huge disservice, and this even makes it more broken.

    I would say put the old keywords back, if anything.

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