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

From: Henning Schmiedehausen (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 09:44:05 EST

The footnote was a non-native language speakers' attempt at self-irony.

If normal people think about development environments beyond vi, they
would consider VisualStudio an improvement. Or eclipse.

Trust me, "whitespace" or "tabs" are the smallest of your problems

Ah well, silly me, trying humour on LKLM. ;-)


On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 15:39, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> 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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