Re: Question about style when converting from K&R to ANSI C.

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 08:39:25 EST

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 01:18:43PM +0000, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> <sarcasm>
> Bah, all this newfangled crap like ctags. We've used grep for 30 years
> and there is no reason to change this now.
> </sarcasm>
> Dave, the arguments some people bring to simply cling to their
> formatting reminds me of the arguments that the church had in the 14th
> century to still prove that the sun revolves around the earth. Simply
> ignore them. I'm grateful that there are programming environments
> beyond vi. [1] :-)
> Regards
> Henning
> [1] emacs

Spraying garbage all over source code destroys editor agnosticism, even
if some editor exists that can hide all the crap like trailing
whitespace, spaces where tabs belong, and screwed-up indentation. Use
emacs all you want. Don't force others to use some particular editor by
spewing garbage all over the kernel source that requires some special
editor to hide.

-- wli
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