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Re: Replacing ‘may not’ and ‘shall not’ by ‘must not‘ ?

* Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> [111026 00:43]:
> I think it would be lovely to just use RFC 2119 language or a close
> adaptation thereof.  We're sort of reinventing the wheel here,

There is also those previous art called "language". I do not think it
makes sense at all to switch from the wheel to some cogwheel when still
wanting to run on roads.

> RFC 2119 solves the problem of indicating
> that these words have specific meanings by putting them in all caps when
> they're used with specific definitions.

That's a totally different way to express things. There are not only
some little wording difference. Having to have some all-upercase "MUST"
in every second sentence is not only ugly but would not improve policy
at all.

	Bernhard R. Link

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