[U-Boot-Users] [PATCH] lkc support for U-Boot
wd at denx.de
Wed Nov 6 18:30:05 CET 2002
In message <200211061235.13992.h.schurig at mn-logistik.de> you wrote:
> One thing that I'd love is
> perl -pi -e 's/CFG_/CONFIG_/g' * */* */*/*
I object against such a global renaming. At least we should then
think about a new way to make a difference between options that are
user-selectable and such ones where you have to exactly know what you
> But it has nothing to do with hardware if I select CFG_CMD_ASKENV or not. Or
> if I want CFG_LONGHELP or not. That is true for many CFG_ variables, so I
> guess not much harm is done in renaming them.
You are right - many variable names a re poorly chosen, disregarding
the original intent of the naming. OTOH options like CFG_LONGHELP may
have to do with hardware - for example, if there is a hardware
restriction in the maximum size of PPCBoot (like my often quoted 128
kB EPROM device) then you cannot use long help, because it would
result in a too big a memory footprint.
I'd rather have such bad names fixed.
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