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Re: Name of config file looks ambiguous to GRUB newbies

From: David Horton
Subject: Re: Name of config file looks ambiguous to GRUB newbies
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 14:58:07 -0600
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Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
On Thursday 25 March 2004 20:14, David Horton wrote:

A lowercase 'L' looks a lot like a number '1' so it is difficult to
tell if the config file name should be 'menu dot list' or 'menu dot

Use a better font. If you cannot distinguish l from 1, you should have many other problems as well.

I think changing the config file's name, not the path, would
eliminate the confusion.

It does break backward compatibility, so it's not acceptable. We address it in GRUB 2.


I don't think there's a problem with the font. I think it's more to do with pattern recognition. It is common to see 1st (as in 1st, 2nd, 3rd) and not so common to see lst (as in a shortened form of list). Anyway, I understand the point about backward compatibility and change control so I will sit tight and look forward to possibly seeing this addressed in GRUB 2. Until then I can edit 'asmstub.c'.


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