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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.27 enum

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Dave Jones wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 04:01:18PM -0400, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 12:53:21PM +0200, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
> > > - Fix a bunch of places where there are trailing "," at the
> > > end of enum declarations.
> >
> > Please don't apply this. By leaving the trailing "," on enums, additional
> > values can be added by merely inserting an additional + line in a patch,
> > otherwise there are excess conflicts when multiple patches add values to
> > the enum.
>
> Gratuitous 'cleanups' with no real redeeming feature also have another
> downside which a lot of people seem to overlook. They completely screws
> over anyone who also has a pending patch in that area if Linus applies it.
>
> For most people this is five minutes work as they fix up by hand
> the single reject in one or two places. For people like myself keeping
> a large patchset, this is a lot of extra work for absolutely no gain.
> Two kernels later, someone adds a new sysctl which re-adds the , at
> the end anyway.

Now imagine my pain keeping in sync with IDE 2.5 or even
reviewing IDE patches...

Regards
--
Bartlomiej

> We have much bigger problems to fix than silly[1] things like this.
>
> Dave
>
> [1] Maybe silly is the wrong word to use, but I didn't want to use
> 'trivial' for fear of putting down the usefulness of Rusty's
> trivial patches.
>
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> | SuSE Labs
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