lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2008]   [Mar]   [6]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: Make some text more consinstent and informative
On 3/6/08, Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:49:12PM +0100, Paolo Ciarrocchi wrote:
> > Hi Andy,
> >
> > Now messages about missing spaces or not needed spaces are in the format:
> > space is required
> > space is not required
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Paolo Ciarrocchi <paolo.ciarrocchi@gmail.com>
>
> The current version (which your patch has crossed with) has these changed
> to "required" and "prohibited" respectivly, to remove the ambiguity
> introduced by
> tehe "no spaces X" form.
>
> I did consider and reject the "is not required" form. In english this
> does not correct carry the "must not be present" meaning, it more means
> "may or may not be present at your option". Which is not what we are
> trying to say either.

yes, i tend to agree.

> Hopefully the new wording is clearer to native and non-native english
> speakers alike.

i had a look at the next branch, i really like the new output. Very nice work.

> Thanks for doing the patch even so.

you are welcome, i'll keep tracking the next branch.

ciao,
--
Paolo
http://paolo.ciarrocchi.googlepages.com/


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2008-03-06 23:35    [W:0.040 / U:14.024 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site