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Re: "obvious" requirements

On Wed, 21 May 2003, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> On 20-May-2003, Andrew Haley <> wrote:
>> "anal" is not a vulgarity, but a reference to Sigmund Freud's ideas on
>> anality, first published in 1908. Freud wrote that people with "anal
>> character" were meticulous, parsimonious, and obstinate.

This may be related to me living less than 10km away from Berggasse 16 and
Andrew living near London (IIRC) ;-), but I don't see a problem either.

Even more so considering that it's not in the manual but one of the
web pages for those with GCC CVS write access, and has been there for
nearly five years:

  revision 1.3 of checkin.html
  date: 1998/07/05 22:37:42;  author: law;  state: Exp;  lines: +8 -2
  Note not to modify the guile subdir.  Also note certain changes that do
  not need approval for checkins.

I have, however, installed the following clarification below for now.


Index: cvswrite.html
RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/cvswrite.html,v
retrieving revision 1.52
diff -u -3 -p -r1.52 cvswrite.html
--- cvswrite.html	26 Mar 2003 21:18:35 -0000	1.52
+++ cvswrite.html	20 May 2003 17:48:14 -0000
@@ -135,7 +135,7 @@ in the MAINTAINERS file in the GCC distr

 <p>Also note that fixes for obvious typos in ChangeLog files, docs,
 web pages, comments and similar stuff need not be approved.  Just
-check in the fix.  We don't want to get overly anal about checkin
+check in the fix.  We don't want to get overly anal-retentive about checkin

 <p>When you have checked in a patch exactly as it has been approved,

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