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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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