Re: [PATCH] kernel/sysctl_binary.c: improve the usage of returnvalue 'result'

From: Joe Perches
Date: Wed Aug 07 2013 - 02:10:54 EST

On Wed, 2013-08-07 at 13:56 +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
> >> The right answer to the code is to config it out and then you don't have
> >> to worry about it one way or another.
> > Hmm... do you mean you spend 5 minutes to get a conclusion ? if so,
> > better not use word 'seems' which is not a suitable word appeared in
> > the results, proofs or conclusions.
> You are too bad in english to do kernel development. You don't seem to
> know how to communicate in english...

I don't think that's true.

For instance, pessimization is a pretty
obscure word. Most native English speakers
could probably guess what it meant, but I
couldn't hold any low opinion of non-native
speaker that asked "what does that mean".

The code communicates just fine.

Chen Gang could be a bit more careful when
making significant changes to core kernel

(said the guy that broke just printk)

I think the fluent English speakers can be
tolerant reasonably well when the code is
correct and compelling (and correct).

cheers, Joe

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