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Re: CVS commit: src/lib/libc/stdio

On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 07:48:59AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 08:05:20AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
>  > Perhaps we need a bot to watch all commits and send reminders like
>  > "You added a new file, but you haven't updated the sets, see <URL>
>  > for instructions", "You added a new sysctl node but you haven't
>  > updated sysctl(7)", etc.
> For this kind of stuff it should be easy enough to write some shell
> scripts that check consistency.

A simple look should reveal the inconsistency. So the first approach sounds
more fruitful.

But to me, the problem is that we need a good amount of manual labour to
keep those updated. Isn't this the kind of task where computers, not humans,
are good at? As we've talked about history, it is worth to remember that
those lists came from some early BSD where things were small and simple.

Though, once those have been undocumented or unmaintained for couple of
years, it takes some detective work to figure out what all those knobs and
switches are, and even then it may not be entirely clear.

- Jukka.

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