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SubjectRe: [RFD w/info-PATCH] device arguments from lookup, partion code

On Sat, 19 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > Now that I'm awake and refreshed, yeah, that's awful. But
> > echo "hot-add,slot=5,device=/dev/sda" >/dev/md0/control *is* sane. Heck,
> > the system can even send back result codes that way.
>
> Only to an English speaker. I suspect Quebec City canadians would prefer a
> different command set.

I was waiting for the "anglo-saxon" argument.

I don't think it's a valid argument. You already have "/dev". You already
have english names for the numbers in ioctl's (and let's not be mentally
dishonest and say "numbers are cross-cultural", because NOBODY MUST EVER
USE THE RAW NUMBERS - you have to use the anglo-saxon #define'd names
because the numbers aren't even cross-platform on Linux, much less
portable to other systems).

So the "English is bad" argument is a complete non-argument.

Linus

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