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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.63-current replace its with it's where appropriate.
On Wed, 2003-02-26 at 04:57, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> On 26 February 2003 04:44, Steven Cole wrote:
> > This patch replaces its (possessive of it) with it's (it is)
> > in the following cases where "it is" is meant.
> >
> > its a -> it's a
> > its an -> it's an
> > its not -> it's not
> I'd say it's ok to fix misspellings but this apostrophe
> chasing is a bit too much. What comes next? Patches to fix
> violations of "two spaces after the dot" rule?

Nope, no spaces after dots changes. But, how about
removing unnecessary parenthesis around the expression in the
return statement, e.g.


Just kidding! I'll leave that for someone more bold or pedantic.

> Single quotes in comments do confuse gcc _and_ some
> text editors with syntax highlighting.
> --
> vda

I've been careful about the single quotes where it affects gcc.
Which brings to mind "affect" (usually a verb, with exceptions) versus
"effect" (usually a noun, with exceptions). ;)


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