[patch;rfa:doc] 5.2.50 on mainline

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Fri Oct 8 09:47:00 GMT 2004

> Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 18:19:41 -0400
> From: Andrew Cagney <cagney@gnu.org>
> Cc: gdb-patches@sources.redhat.com
> > Given the discussions about finding out MI versions, do we perhaps
> > want to tell vendors not to embed whitespace in their identifiers?
> I don't see it as a problem.

In my experience, whitespace make the automated parsing harder.  But
if no one else sees this as a problem, I won't object.

> >>> ! @item all commits shall be covered by an assignment
> > Don't you need "should be covered"?
> Shall.  It's a strict requirement.

Well, the text says ``guidelines'', not ``requirements''.  Also, do we
really expect the reader of those to be fluent with the conventions of
MIL-STD-489 and its ilk?  If not, ``shall'' sounds bad English in this
context, IMHO.

Otherwise, fine with me, thanks.

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