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SubjectRe: Trailing periods in kernel messages
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On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 22:08 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> I do not believe "opinions" are relevant here. Relevant would be cites
> from respected style guides (Fowlers, Oxford Guide To Style et al.) to
> show they do not need a full stop.
> I've not found one, but I am open to references.
What exactly is a guide other than an opinion?
I believe log entries are not exactly literature.
How does Fowler's applies to logs?

Other opinions/guides:

For:
http://nedbatchelder.com/text/log-style-guide.html
(though note the use of "good examples" without periods)

Against: (in lists)
http://home.comcast.net/~garbl/stylemanual/kthrul.htm

cheers, Joe



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