svn commit: r211501 - in head/sys: modules modules/send netinet netinet6 sys

Doug Barton dougb at
Sun Aug 22 20:16:24 UTC 2010

On 08/22/2010 12:42, M. Warner Losh wrote:

> I think you're drawing the wrong conclusion here.

Doubtful. :)

> My point is that we have trusted folks in the past to do the right
> thing, even when they don't say they will.

And my point, which I will make one last time, is that this model hasn't 
worked. Yes, it works sometimes, but we still have a bunch of stuff that 
doesn't have _any_ man page at all. If we want to continue the 
transition to being a more professional OS that isn't acceptable.

I've already made the points about why working through the documentation 
_before_ committing is valuable, and that the simple step of requiring 
this is an easy way to make sure the problem we have doesn't get any 
worse. Clearly there isn't a lot of sympathy for either of these 
perspectives in the wider community, so c'est la vie.

But I was serious about my other comment, if you(pl.) are not willing to 
make a change to improve the situation, you lose the right to complain 
down the road when the man pages don't magically appear.

> towards Ann

Wrong name. :)



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