[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Add driver specific module option to choose dvb adapter numbers, second try

Nick Andrew nick-linuxtv at nick-andrew.net
Thu Apr 10 01:25:44 CEST 2008

On Wed, Apr 09, 2008 at 10:44:23AM -0400, Michael Krufky wrote:
> I believe that the "nr" abbreviation comes from the German language.
> (correct me if I'm wrong)

It also works in English as an abbreviation of NumbeR.

> Perhaps the abbreviation, "no" is more correct, since it is based on
> the English language, but to me this is of no significance, since v4l
> uses the "nr" abbreviation and this is globally understood.

I personally prefer 'nr' as an abbreviation for 'number' because it
uses letters in the word whereas with 'no' we have no bar to go under
the 'o' which is the correct printed form of the abbreviation. Also
'no' can be confused with the english word No.

However the complete kernel source uses '_no' about twice as much as
'_nr' and so for consistency with the rest of the kernel I can agree
with '_no'.


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