Re: Those ruddy punctuation fixes

Martin J. Bligh (
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 21:11:56 -0800

>> Breaking the build is indeed a low probability (assuming you compile
>> test your tree). Breaking other people's patches is a high probablility.
> So another approach to this is to offer cleanup services to willing
> maintainers who don't have the time to do it themselves. If anyone
> wants their section of the tree spell-corrected, I can do that with the
> help of Dan's scripts (the easy part), and review the resulting diff for
> inappropriate fixes (broken puns, changed meaning, broken compiles),
> send that around to a small group (the spelling police squad) for
> further review, and then send it back to the requesting maintainer, who
> can /dev/null it entirely, or hack it up to his delight before sending
> it Linuswards.
> How's that?

Sounds great to me, at least ;-)


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