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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Deprecate --file

On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 17:14 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:

> +if ($file) {
> + print <<EOL
> +WARNING: Using --file mode. Please do not send patches to linux-kernel
> +that change whole existing files if you did not significantly change most
> +of the the file for other reasons anyways or just wrote the file newly
> +from scratch. Pure code style patches have a significant cost in a
> +quickly changing code base like Linux because they cause rejects
> +with other changes.
> +If you're sure you want to use whole file mode please use --file-force
> +EOL
> +;
> + exit(1);

Can't say I like this too much .. It sounds like your telling people to
stop sending cleanup patches, which doesn't make much sense .. We want a
clean kernel .. Or at least I do ..

Linus and Andrew could slow acceptable of these patches, but I don't
think discouraging people from cleaning up code and submitting a patch
for that is the right thing to do..

(Btw, I changed to and not .. )


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