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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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