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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel source spellchecker
Steven Cole wrote:
> Once you've loosed your beast upon the tree, I'd suggest that you
> very carefully look through the resulting diff for inappropriate
> corrections and redact the unnecessary hunks. In the spelling fixes
> which I sent to Linus, I redacted hunks which didn't need fixing. For
> example, Linus making fun of Sun folks' ability to spell, etc. and some
> comments in French or German for which the spelling was correct in those
> languages.

Good points.

> In addition to making fixes in the comments in the source, all of
> Documentation should be fair game.

Yeah, but that's easy :-)

> Then you'll have to contend with the folks whose out-of-tree patches
> you've borked.

That's a good argument for making the spellfix program polished
enough that everyone can use it, I think. Those maintaining
out-of-tree patches can run the tool on their tree, and regenerate

- Dan

Dan Kegel

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