[PATCH] stylistic changes

Larry Shatzer, Jr. larrys at gmail.com
Tue May 26 09:20:07 CDT 2009

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:57 AM, Julian Foad <julianfoad at btopenworld.com> wrote:
> Larry,
> Thanks for these improvements. As some are wide-ranging mechanical
> replacements and others are substantive additions to the content, would
> it be a great inconvenience to make at least two separate patches, one
> of each kind? That would make me more comfortable, but if not it looks
> like all this is good so we can apply it anyway.

I'll look at trying to separate them, and try to focus just on one
thing when going over the code in the future. It's just so hard to
ignore things while looking at others. I guess that is my OCD. :)

> Larry Shatzer, Jr. wrote:
>> Here are some stylistic changes across a few files...
>>     Adding an extra space after sentences
> This affects only the XML source and not the final output, as I expect
> you know. I suppose consistency of the source is worth having, though I
> think you missed sentences that end with "?" or "!" rather than ".".

I swear I remember seeing something in HACKING that said to use two
spaces for the people who use sentence aware editors to jump around.
Yeah, it looks like I forgot to check ? and ! as well. I can go in and
add those as well.

>>     Add options that were missing in reference
>>     Make the ARGs in options section standard across rest of reference chapter.
>>     Use full subcommand name (e.g. copy instead of cp, etc)
>>     Add svnadmin pack stub in reference.
>> I added a comment in ch04-branching-and-merging.xml about
>> --from-source in svn mergeinfo, since I can't find it in the output of
>> svn help mergeinfo, nor anywhere else in the book.
> The rest of these things (except "use full subcommand") sound like
> improvements to the content of the book, rather than merely stylistic
> changes. I'd prefer to see these in a separate patch (or patches) if
> possible.

I'll see what I can do to split the patches up, but since there is no
easy way, since the changes are intertwined in the same files, it will
be a manual process. It might take me a few days. I will, however,
keep that in mind while creating other patches in the future.

-- Larry

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