Re: Coding standards. (Was: Re: [PATCH] [2.5] Non-blocking write can block)

From: Jörn Engel (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 17:00:43 EST

On Mon, 9 June 2003 14:44:53 -0400, Timothy Miller wrote:
> But we have a practical goal in mind here. Not only does something have
> to WORK (compile to working machine code), but our grandchildren, using
> Linux 20.14.6 are going to have to be able to make sense out of what we
> wrote. Were it not for the fact that Linux is a collaborative project,
> we would not need these standards.

Nice picture. That implies that coding standards don't matter for
device drivers for some short-lived hardware like drivers/cdrom/ but
do a lot more for core code like mm/.

All right, let's stop beating the grass while there is still a shadow
of the dead horse remaining.


Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface. 
-- Doug MacIlroy
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