bin/41071: make NO to NO_ transition patch

Bruce Evans bde at
Fri Apr 16 17:20:05 PDT 2004

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Cyrille Lefevre wrote:

> "Bruce Evans" <bde at> wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Apr 2004, Cyrille Lefevre wrote:
> >
> > > anyone interrested to validate and commit this PR ?
> >
> > I hope not.
> I hope yes since this was not the past agreement.

I certainly didn't agree to it, and never would.

> <cite "Mike Barcroft">
> In the past versions of this conversation, the general agreement is that
> going forward we should probably standardize on underscores to seperate
> words. So, NO_FOO rather than NOFOO. However, no_volunteer has come
> forward to do the work you've described, so if you're volunteering....
> </cite>

It was bad to encourage people to waste time on this.

> the purpose of the original thread was to convert "all" variables to one
> form or another, not just some of them for some or other reason.
> in one word... be consistant, it's help.
> it's not my fault if only some "no conforming" variables regarding all
> others are used in so many makefiles.

For a more modest task, try fixing the English spelling of "nothing"
to "no thing" and "consistent" to "consistant".


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