Subject: re: kern/25281: Small typo in i386 kernel configuration files
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 04/23/2004 12:35:40
On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 02:56:20PM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Synopsis: Small typo in i386 kernel configuration files
> # you don't want the option below ON iff you are using the
Not a typo, 'iff' is used (especially by mathematicians) to
mean 'if and only if'.
i considered this. but the wording doesn't support it. ie, i wouldn't
say "you don't want the X IFF Y" but "you don't want X IFF Y". also,
i'm used to IFF being capitalised.
also, it's simply wrong. people can choose when to use the option, but
there is one case were you *shouldn't*.