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Re: [PATCH 2/3] deprecate "skip enable/etc.", doc string cleanup
- From: Doug Evans <dje at google dot com>
- To: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu dot org>
- Cc: gdb-patches <gdb-patches at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:42:04 -0700
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] deprecate "skip enable/etc.", doc string cleanup
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On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:57 AM, Eli Zaretskii <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:47:21 +0000
>> From: Doug Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> This patch deprecates "skip enable", "skip disable", "skip delete"
>> in favor of "enable skip", "disable skip", "delete skip".
>> And it uses the doc string macros of 1/3.
> OK, but I still don't like those macros. They make it harder to
> understand how the doc string will read.
I'm just going with the flow here.
The explicit locations patch did this (perhaps not
as parameterized as I've done here, but I am
improving the docs here - before it was just
"Give breakpoint numbers." and now it's
something vastly more useful).
The alternative is to describe such things (in this case
how to specify breakpoint/etc. numbers) in one place
and then add a "See mumble." to all the other places.
I actually did that, and then remembered the explicit
locations discussion. And then spent a lot of time
waffling "Crap, what will upstream accept?"
and in the decided to stick with existing practice.
I certainly don't want to replicate all that text again
and again (hence the macros).