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SubjectRe: Those ruddy punctuation fixes
The current hubub was caused by a build breakage, right?
And that build breakage was caused by a spellfix
outside of a comment.

Simple rules to avoid that problem:
1. don't fix anything not in a comment. (spell-fix.pl doesn't.)
2. build after you fix
3. don't fix any comments in code you can't build
4. don't fix any punctuation at all

The earlier hubub was caused by people worried about
improper fixes (removing puns, changing meaning, etc.)
The simple expedient of having several literate people
(sensitized to all the concerns raised in this thread)
review the change should get rid of most of that risk.

So I don't think the spelling police have to beat a
total retreat. They just have to follow the above
rules of thumb.

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?
- Dan

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Dan Kegel
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