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SubjectRe: RFC: /proc key naming consistency
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Followup to:  <20020213030047.8B1FB2257B@www.webservicesolutions.com>
By author: Mark Swanson <swansma@yahoo.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Notice the space between "cpu" and "MHz", or "cpu" and "family" yet there is
> no space between "fdiv" and "bug" (_).
>
> The reason I think NOT using a space is a good idea because it makes life
> easier for developers parsing /proc entries. Specifically, Java developers
> could use /proc/cpuinfo as a property file, but the space in the 'key' breaks
> java.util.Properties.load().
>

When I and Dan Quinlan submitted the cleanup for this we used _
everywhere. Unfortunately some other people not just added keys with
spaces, but gracefully "corrected" our "mistakes"...

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