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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Change all occurrences of 'flavour' to 'flavor'
On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Timothy Miller wrote:

> Jasper Spaans wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 09:42:37PM -0400, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> >
> >
> >>>It changes all occurrences of 'flavour' to 'flavor' in the complete tree;
> >>>I've just comiled all affected files (that is, the config resulting from
> >>>make allyesconfig minus already broken stuff) succesfully on i386.
> >>
> >>Arrrgh! You can't be serious!
> >
> >
> > Yes, I am bloody serious; this patch might look purely cosmetic at first
> > sight.. yet, there's a technical reason for at least one part of it. Grep
> > and see the horror:
> >
> > $ egrep -ni 'flavou?r' fs/nfs/inode.c
> > [snip]
> > 1357: rpc_authflavor_t authflavour;
> > [snip]
> Ah, for a moment, I was worried that someone was talking about text in
> comments.
> Yes, when it comes to spelling of words in variable and type names, I
> think it would be a good idea to be consistent.
> What is Linus's preferred spelling? Let's use that.

It's a little past April Fool's day. What are you guys
smoking? Next, you'll want to change all the 'i's to
'y's and add 'ing'.

Certainly one might want to change:

int TheVariableThatWillBeUsedAsACounter;

int i;

However, changing the spelling of a variable name is
absurd no matter how you look at it.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.20 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Note 96.31% of all statistics are fiction.

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