Re: [OT] Capitals in kernel directory-names

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 03:55:02 EST

On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Guennadi Liakhovetski wrote:
> Which drives to a conclusion, that generally kernel-developers
> (rightfully) dislike capital letters in file- and, even more so, in
> directory-names. And the only directories named with capitals are some
> arch-specifics, and Documentation. Well, was the latter named so to avoid
> using the doc(umentation) pattern?:-)

Files and directories that start with capitals show up first when using `ls',
that's why people use e.g. README, INSTALL, and Documentation.



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