[PATCH 0/3] lib/string_helpers: Add a few string helpers

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.com
Thu Jan 20 10:45:36 UTC 2022

On Thu 2022-01-20 11:12:27, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2022, Petr Mladek <pmladek at suse.com> wrote:
> > The problem is not that visible with yesno() and onoff(). But as you said,
> > onoff() confliscts with variable names. And enabledisable() sucks.
> > As a result, there is a non-trivial risk of two mass changes:
> My point is, in the past three years we could have churned through more
> than two mass renames just fine, if needed, *if* we had just managed to
> merge something for a start!

Huh, this sound alarming.

Cosmetic changes just complicate history. They make "git blame" useless.
They also complicate backports. I know that it is not problem for
mainline. But there are supported stable branches, ...

There should be a good reason for such changes. They should not be
done light-heartedly.

Best Regards,

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