[U-Boot] [PATCH] Remove deprecated 'autoscr' command

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sun Aug 23 21:27:30 CEST 2009

Dear Peter Tyser,

In message <1251001885-19289-1-git-send-email-ptyser at xes-inc.com> you wrote:
> The more standard 'source' command provides identical functionality to
> the autoscr command.


> There was a fair amount of grey area as far as environment variable naming
> for those variables that used to refernce autoscr.

Why actually?

> I tended to lean toward using "script" in the variable name as I thought
> that was a lot more descriptive than "source", which could mean lots of
> different things.  eg I migrated autoscr_addr to script_addr instead
> of source_addr.
> I also figured the "autoscript" and "autoscript_uname" variables
> were more descriptive than "autosource" and "autosource_uname", so they
> were left alone.

I disagree here. "autoscript" has not much (if any) meaning when it
comes to executing shell scripts (and this is what we are talking
about there). I am not aware of a single man page in any of the many
Unix flavours using this term. [OTOH, it is the name of an existing
company and as such eventually a protected trade mark, at least in
some parts of the world.]

> If others (especially board maintainers affected) have a strong opinion
> about environment variable naming let me know.

I do. I want to get rid of references to "autoscr" / "autoscript".

Using "script_addr" (and it's variabts) is OK with me.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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