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SubjectRe: Those ruddy punctuation fixes
On Fri, 7 Mar 2003 23:52:47 -0100 Dave Jones <davej@codemonkey.org.uk> wrote:

| On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 11:15:59PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
|
| > > 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"?
| > People are actually *doing* things, give them a break.
|
| There's a shitload of patches in the 2.4 commit archives that
| mostly still apply. With each iteration of spelling fixes,
| it becomes more and more work to weed through these to find
| out if things are really applied or not. In the beginning I
| used Rusty's 'isapplied' script. Its now pretty much useless,
| requiring manual inspection of code on every diff.
|
| Spelling fixes aren't going to get us to 2.6.0 any faster.
| There are _dozens_ of known problems, and I'll take patches
| fixing real problems over spelling fixes any day.

What/where is the "2.4 commit archives"?
Do you want/need any help with this?

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