Re: CFD: firstname.lastname@example.org (was [PATCH] Standardindentation of arguments)
From: Cyrill Gorcunov
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 14:57:45 EST
[Andrew Morton - Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:46:44AM -0700]
| On Wed, 21 May 2008 08:09:39 -0400 Theodore Tso <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
| > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 06:32:06AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
| > > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 01:50:37AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
| > > > Oh, what a marvellous way to encourage new contributors that was. Thank
| > > > you so much.
| > > >
| > > > For the record: Al speaks only for himself and a lack of expressed
| > > > disagrement from others should not be taken as agreement.
| > >
| > > But I'd like to second the opinion. This is getting a little too far.
| > > We should rather try to at least enforce very basic standards a lot of
| > > the crap shoved in doesn't follow instead of wanking around about exact
| > > placement of whitespaces.
| > The real question is whether people who are wanking about whitespace
| > and spelling fixes in comments will graduate to writing real, useful
| > patches. If they won't, there's no point to encouraging them.
| Guys, get a clue. It doesn't matter what that person did. It is the
| effect upon *all* other potential developers which is so damaging here.
| Not upon this individual.
Btw, we have CodingStyle, SubmittingPatches and other, but why don't
we have something like KernelNewbieGuide? Don't get me wrong, but
there could be written all rules about - what is good to do, what is bad.
So a newbiew who wants to be usefull for kernel could read it and decide
what should be done. /Don't beat me ;) / And of course I know about
kernelnewbie.org but this (even quite short) document could help I think.
- Cyrill -
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