Re: [PATCH] Module loader against 2.5.46: 8/9

From: Rusty Russell (
Date: Sat Nov 09 2002 - 22:21:39 EST

In message <Pine.LNX.4.33.0211090711180.3927-100000@mhw.ULib.IUPUI.Edu> you wri
> On Fri, 8 Nov 2002, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > eschew = roughly "avoid" or "stay away from"
> Or "choose not to use". One does not say, "eschew that bear."
> > obfuscation = the process of making something obscure
> And the whole thing ("eschew obfuscation") is a stock expression in
> English, meaning "don't use unfamiliar words when familiar words will
> express what you mean."

Thankyou both for your explanations.

Back on topic, I think Bill brought up a good point: someone willing
to criticize nontrivial uses of English in the kernel would fill a
much-needed void in Linux.

Bill, would you be prepared for such a role? I think we'd be lucky to
have either of you contribute patches.


  Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.
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