[systemd-devel] [PATCH 2/2] man: use spaces instead of tabs

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Fri Feb 14 19:25:17 PST 2014

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek
<zbyszek at in.waw.pl> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 08:25:24PM -0500, Jason St. John wrote:
>> * standardize capitalization of STDIN, STDOUT, and STDERR
>> * reword some sentences for clarity
>> * reflow some very long lines to be shorter than ~80 characters
>> * add some missing <literal>, <constant>, <varname>, <option>, and <filename> tags
>> Several sections of the man pages included intermixed tabs and spaces;
>> this commit replaces all tabs with spaces.
> Hi,
> both patches are applied. I undid your changes to capitalize STDIN,
> STDOUT, and STDERR though. Those words are lowercase in C code, so
> their capitalized versions would be our own invention. I'd think that
> stdin/stdout/stderr in technical prose is completely readable, so I
> changed them to full words and reverted the capitalization in some
> places.
> Zbyszek

That is perfectly fine with me, as I prefer stdin, stdout, and stderr
over their capitalized versions anyway. I only changed them to capital
letters because that seemed to be the existing convention.


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