> In message <20021105001905.D1407@almesberger.net> you write:
> > [ Cc: trimmed ]
> > Rusty Russell wrote:
> > > +config OBSOLETE_MODPARM
> > > + bool
> > > + default y
> > > + help
> > > + Without this option you will not be able to use module parameters on
> > > + modules which have not been converted to the new module parameter
> > > + system yet. If unsure, say Y.
> > Triple negation, cool :-) How about something like
> > You need this option to use module parameters on
> > modules which have not been converted to the new module parameter
> > system yet. If unsure, say Y.
> No. I don't think that my original version wasn't clear, nor do I
> have time to negate every suggestion, no matter how well meaning or
> not, even if I had no better things to do, which does not seem likely,
> does it not?
Please don't take this personally, but you just used another double
negative in your response. Now you may think that way, and talk that way,
but a lot of people who use Linux are not native speakers of English, and
from experience I suggest that the complex gramatical constructs in all
the help stuff should be avoided. Eschew obfuscation.
> Point taken (although note that this option is never prompted for).
Then why have help at all? In fact why have the whole option if it can't
be used? I assume you meant something else entirely, other than "can't be
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