Re: What shall we do with the GECOS field again?

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2005-09-20 14:13:35
On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Ryan Anderson wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 09:59:42AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Pine uppercases _all_ of the login field. So mcdonalds would be MCDONALDS. 
> > Which isn't much better than Mcdonalds, but might explain people out 
> > there with all-upcase last names.
> I think that's more of an Asian response to the confusion westerners
> have with "family name" vs "given name" and "first name" vs "last name".

I'd believe you, except I have this clear memory of it being pretty common
in France too.

I remember it vividly from the original extfs author: Remy CARD. And I 
don't think that one was the odd man out.

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