On Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:16:43 +0200 Jesper Juhl wrote:
> On 12/08/07, Rob Landley <[email protected]> wrote:
> > On Saturday 11 August 2007 4:33:34 pm Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > > On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 23:42:35 -0500 Rob Landley wrote:
> > > > Signed-off-by: Rob Landley <[email protected]>
> > > >
> > > > I have a python script to convert 00-INDEX files into index.html files,
> > > > and a second script to show 404 errors in the result as well as
> > > > files/directories nothing links to. (It's not very useful yet, but in
> > > > case you're wondering http://kernel.org/doc/docdiridx.py and
> > > > http://kernel.org/doc/doclinkcheck.py .)
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, my simple index.html generator breaks on the
> > > > Documentation/powerpc directory because one of the description lines is
> > > > two lines long. This patch joins those two lines together into one line.
> > > > This is the only instance (so far) of this problem.
> > >
> > > If Paul wants to merge this, then OK, but I'm not aware of any rule
> > > that the file descriptions inside INDEX files must be only one line
> > > long... is that documented somewhere? (if so, where?)
> > Documentation/00-INDEX line 5:
> > > Please try and keep the descriptions small enough to fit on one line.
> > There was only one instance of it not being the case. I can use indentation
> > level instead (which is what Kconfig uses to identify help text, so I'm not
> > leaking pythonisms into the kernel that aren't already there), but the one
> > line thing seemed to be an existing standard.
> The two times that I've done some big updates to
> Documentation/00-INDEX I've also stuck to one line for each
> description since that was the only form I'd ever seen - I didn't know
> if it was a rule or not, but it seemed pretty sensible for an index.
> It's also the form I've stuck to for the new files I send patches for recently.
> So for whatever my oppinion is worth; I think we may as well make it a
> rule for the 00-INDEX files.
I think that it's a reasonable rule.
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