Consistency in addressing variables (About $LFS)

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at wlmcs.com
Fri Sep 27 06:30:12 PDT 2002


On Fri, 27 Sep 2002, elko wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I was reading the section 'About $LFS' and noticed that sometimes
> the book talks about 'the $LFS variable' and other times the phrase
> 'the LFS variable' is used.
> 
> The bash man-page is consistent in using the last form 'THIS variable'
> instead of '$THIS variable' and 'the variable THAT' instead of using
> 'the variable $THAT', so I thought it might be a good idea if the
> LFS-book also uses the same consistency.

Excellent catch, IMO. With rapid activity in the book, consistency has
suffered - unavoidable IMO.

> 
> These are the ones that I found:
><snip>
 
> 	Elko


Bill Maltby
billm at wlmcs.com

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