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Please don't not break

Please don't not break

Posted Dec 1, 2005 16:57 UTC (Thu) by gregkh (subscriber, #8)
In reply to: Please don't not break by smurf
Parent article: Future Driver core changes

Well, that's the goal. Do you know of programs relying on the current sysfs class structure that would break with these proposed changes?


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Please don't not break

Posted Dec 1, 2005 17:31 UTC (Thu) by smurf (subscriber, #17840) [Link]

You are missing the keyword "double negation". ;-)

Read literally, your intention seems to be to have *everything* break.

Please don't not break

Posted Dec 1, 2005 17:38 UTC (Thu) by gregkh (subscriber, #8) [Link]

Doh!

Ok, sorry, I didn't mean that, thanks for pointing it out to me.

Please don't not break

Posted Jan 12, 2006 20:10 UTC (Thu) by k8to (subscriber, #15413) [Link]

Just to be a nudge: double negation in english is ambiguous. It is commonly used in a manner interpreted to be nonconflicting, and this nonconflicting behavior is considered proper in most languages.

All I'm saying here is humans are not CPUs, and can handle these issues fine, but it doesn't hurt to tighten up your language.


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