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SubjectRe: editorial policy
On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 05:44:36PM +0000, Riley Williams <> wrote:
| >> I take it this is your way of volunteering to always keep all
| >> kernel documentation accurate as well as answer questions from
| >> newbies who've never seen 'KiB' before ? ;)
| > One of the arguments for the KiB declaration, despite the ugliness
| > of "kibibytes", is that a newbie seeing "32KiB" is quite likely to
| > deduce what's meant from context. Let's not exaggerate the
| > difficulties here.
| Alternatively, deal with this problem the same way the "This may also be
| built as a module..." comment is - either include it several thousand
| times in or (better still) have the configuration tools
| spit it out automatically every time the need for it crops up. The
| following ruleset could easily be implemented even in the `make config`
| and `make menuconfig` parsers, and should be just as easy in CML2.
| Applying rule (1) will result in a considerable reduction in the size of
| the file Documentation/ as it currently stands.
| Comments, anybody?

I like this!
Cameron Simpson, DoD#743

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