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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] [IPv6] spelling fix in /proc: /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/default/temp_prefered_lft
David Miller wrote:
> From: Benoit Boissinot <benoit.boissinot@ens-lyon.org>
> Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:42:27 +0100
>
>
>>Is there a way to fix a bad spelling in /proc ?
>>
>>Here is a patch to fix all the spelling error (prefered -> preferred)
>>in the ipv6 code. I didn't change the /proc name but everything else is
>>changed.
>>Currently you can found both spelling in the ipv6 code.
>>Is it ok ?
>
>
> I think this doesn't add any value.
>
> If the procfs file name has to remain the same, which it does,
> changing variable and macro names to be different will only
> cause merge conflicts and pain yet have no redeeming value.

I've not split many hairs today so I'll ask - is there _no_ way to
migrate a name in /proc et al? While it may be minor to most, it would
seem that leaving spelling errors out where users see them doesn't
convey all that positive an image.

rick jones


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