innd logging conventions

Scott Gifford sgifford at tir.com
Tue Jan 16 17:42:52 UTC 2001


Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes:

> Todd Olson <tco2 at cornell.edu> writes:
> 
> > As for "cant", the advantage of "cant" over "can't" is that it is easier
> > to type it on the command line to a grep command.  That dang "'" just
> > makes life difficult.
> 
> Even more to the point, the bit about being able to web search is even
> more important.  I'll keep cant.  But probably only for innd and nnrpd
> where the errors are going to syslog; for other programs that print out
> errors to stderr and can be run by hand, I think we should use can't, just
> to prevent lots of bug reports on the misspellings.

The easiest solution may be to use 'cannot', which is both
grammatically correct and lacks punctuation.

-----ScottG.



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