Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@...> writes:
s/descriptive/politically correct/This script searches for a list of variable that have been renamed
True; because it does not make sense, these variables should not beagain: most of these renamings make identifiers much less descriptiveWhilst you could say they sound like booleans, they clearly can't be
named in this way.
Secondly, most metadata variables are lists of things.The renamed ones; yes. But when I look in bitbake.conf, I can not say
that most variables are lists.
Adding "LIST" to every variable that is a list of items would just makeTrue; explicit type annotations like in the hungarian notation are
nonsense. But "whitelist" and "blacklist" are words with a meaning;
the "list" is not used as a type annotation there.
Variable names were perfectly readable. A change should make things
better, not worse.
Unfortunately there likely isn't a perfect rename and these were theWhy is the rename done at all? It makes the product just worse due to a
less usable api and because it causes a lot of work for the users of the
api (I shudder when I think about updating my CI to work with new and