Re: [PATCH] kernel source spellchecker

John Bradford (
Sun, 2 Mar 2003 22:59:22 +0000 (GMT)

> > > I think we also want to add:
> > >
> > > Decompressing=Uncompressing
> Both are commonly used.

To me, 'decompressed' suggests that something was definitely once
compressed, whereas 'uncompressed' suggests that it may never have been.

> People are going to far.

I totally agree. The possibility for introducing more errors is growing.

> Fixing typos that are confusing or blatantly daft is one thing

Things like teh instead of the are easily corrected, and it's useful
for grepping through the kernel source.

> but if you want to pick over documentation line by line with a copy
> of Fowlers

What _would_ be useful, would be a script to validate all of the email
addresses in comments in the kernel source. I found a typo in an
E-Mail address once, and I'm sure there are probably more.

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