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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [RFC] Drop all 00-INDEX files from Documentation/
On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 12:45:45PM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 12:55:42 +0200
> Henrik Austad <henrik@austad.us> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 09:20:30AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2018-08-29 at 14:28 +0200, Henrik Austad wrote:
> > > > The 00-INDEX files are supposed to give a summary of all files present
> > > > in a directory, but these files are horribly out of date and their
> > > > usefulness is brought into question.
> > > >
> > > > A few years back it was mentioned that these files were no longer
> > > > needed, and they have since then grown further out of date, so perhaps
> > > > it is time to just throw them out.
> > >
> > > Good idea.
> > >
> > > .rst is becoming more common and these 00-INDEX files
> > > are unnecessary and occasionally misleading.
> >
> > Ok, should I respin and clean up all the other files referencing 00-INDEX
> > and send to a wider audience?
>
> Wider audience might be good. I've not yet decided whether I think this
> is a good idea or not. We certainly don't need those files for stuff
> that's in the RST doctree, that's what the index.rst files are for. But I
> suspect some people might complain about losing them for the rest of the
> content. I do get patches from people updating them, so some folks do
> indeed look at them...

Yes, hence the RFC. As I said, I'm happy to update the 00-INDEX-files, but
if we decide not to keep them, I rather not spend time on it.

Let me respin and add a few references to 00-INDEX from other files and see
if we can decide what color to paint this particular bikeshed in a wider
audience :)

--
Henrik Austad
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