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SubjectRe: Those ruddy punctuation fixes
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On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 17:17, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 11:16:07PM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > Or is the hubub really about something else? Like people
> > just hate the whole idea, and wish it would go away,
> > and don't really want to discuss it rationally?
>
> Spelling fixes are annoying ways to break patches that provide no
> user visible value. It also detracts from the character of the
> code: who wants "drain brammage" to be replaced with "brain dammage"?

There is a difference btween plain wrong and misleading text, printing
wrong things to the console, text that confuses non first language
speakers and accidentally removing humour.

Someone broke a little bit of asm and it got fixed. Someone broke
the pnp layer a lot longer before and its still not fixed. You
have regular releases, stuff gets broken now and then.

People are actually *doing* things, give them a break.

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