Clarify error message puntuation to reduce review workload [1].

(see trailing 'nit' item).

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/CodingGuidelines | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
index 4d90c77..b2f3442 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
+++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
@@ -404,6 +404,13 @@ For Python scripts:
    documentation for version 2.6 does not mention this prefix, it has
    been supported since version 2.6.0.
+Error Messages
+ - We typically do not end error messages with a full stop. While
+   we've been rather inconsistent in the past, these days we mostly
+   settle on no punctuation.
 Writing Documentation:
  Most (if not all) of the documentation pages are written in the

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