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Re: [PATCH] Add support for embedding scripts in .debug_gdb_scripts.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 6:49 AM, Joel Brobecker <> wrote:
>> >> All NEWS entries for new features shall specify the platform(s) on which
>> >> the feature is available, if it is not a generally available feature.
>> >> [or words to that effect]
>> >> And let's enforce all these rules the way we do
>> >> coding conventions (which I don't have a problem with).
>> >>
>> >> Ok?
>> >
>> > I'm fine with that, if no one objects.  But you cannot possibly codify
>> > all such minor issues, they are too many.  And it isn't needed, from
>> > my POV.
>> If it serves to put in writing absolute rules that someone is likely
>> to get tripped up by or not understand then it will have served its
>> purpose.
> I just personally think this is too extreme a measure.  There are times
> when absolute rules may be useful, but I don't think this is the case
> here.

Eh? What we have here *is* an absolute rule:
We used to be allowed to use phrases like NUL-terminated
in documentation, now we are not.

> Eli is our documentation maintainer,so let's continue trusting
> his judgement. This discussion is not about black and white, and
> as such, it's easy to disagree. But I don't think it's important
> enough to spend more time on this. I know it can be fustrating
> to make a change one does not believe in, but after a reasonable
> attempt at discussing it, I'd go with his call.

I for one would liked to have seen the data to back up
the claim that NUL-terminated is archaic.
It's not that I don't trust someone's judgement, rather it's that that's
the wrong way to impose the change.

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