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    SubjectRe: Trailing periods in kernel messages
    Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > On Dec 21 2007 17:56, Herbert Xu wrote:
    >>As to what is a complete sentence, that is debatable. However,
    >>typically it would include a subject and a predicate. By this
    >>rule the following line is not a complete sentence:
    >>
    >> [XFS] Initialise current offset in xfs_file_readdir correctly
    >>
    >>The reason is that it lacks a subject.
    >
    > "current offset" is your subject.

    It's an object, not the subject.

    The quoted changelog heading is a complete sentence nevertheless, as it
    is an imperative sentence. Its subject is implied.

    It could end in a period or in an exclamation mark. But as it's
    actually a heading, it doesn't have to and probably shouldn't.
    --
    Stefan Richter
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    http://arcgraph.de/sr/


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