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SubjectRe: [GIT PATCH] SCSI updates for 2.6.25
Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> --- a/Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/kbuild/kconfig-language.txt
> @@ -104,9 +104,9 @@ applicable everywhere (see syntax).
> Reverse dependencies can only be used with boolean or tristate
> symbols.
> Note:
> - select is evil.... select will by brute force set a symbol
> - equal to 'y' without visiting the dependencies. So abusing
> - select you are able to select a symbol FOO even if FOO depends
> + select should be used with care. It can set a symbol
> + without visiting the dependencies. By abusing select you are
> + able to select a symbol FOO even if FOO depends
> on BAR that is not set. In general use select only for
> non-visible symbols (no prompts anywhere) and for symbols with
> no dependencies. That will limit the usefulness but on the

"It can set a symbol without visiting the dependencies." = imprecise

"select will by brute force set a symbol [...] without visiting the
dependencies." = clear. So why not leave this portion of the text as it is.

Maybe change
"equal to 'y'"
to
"equal to 'y' or 'm'"
or to
""
to make it entirely correct.
--
Stefan Richter
-=====-==--- -=-- =-=--
http://arcgraph.de/sr/


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