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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Change all occurrences of 'flavour' to 'flavor'
On Friday 08 August 2003 11:48, Trond Myklebust 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]
>Anybody who screws with that spelling is setting himself up for the
>red hot poker treatment...

That and toothpicks under the fingernails comes to mind.

>The flavor/flavour thing reflects the fact that the code has been
>written and modified by different people with different
>backgrounds. Some people have been unfortunate enough to be of the
> US persuasion, others have grown up with the British spelling.
>Now leave it alone and go do something useful with your lives...

What about the scenario where both spellings are used in a header
someplace that winds up being a systemwide reference? I don't know
that it has been, but such a 'correction' has the potential to take
us back to square one and 1993. I have had recurring daytime
nightmares of such possibilities since this subject came up the first
time a week or so ago.

Methinks the proponent here should find another, more productive
outlet for his frustrations. This particular dog won't hunt.

Cheers, Gene
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