Re: Plea: re-indent the kernel source

Leonard N. Zubkoff (
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 11:44:17 -0400 (EDT)

> > Indentation of 2 or 4 is more appropiate.
> > Also having indentation of 8 _and_ trying to keep linelenghts < 80 is
> > impossible.
> 8 space indentations (or rather, hard-tab indentations) is really
> non-negotiable. Read the "Documentation/CodingStyle" file on details, but
> essentially if you have problems with keeping your lines short enough with
> 8-characters indents, you should probably start looking for another career
> than programming. Essentially, I think that people that can't keep their
> indentation levels down to a maximum of three are simply not good
> programmers.

I fail to see how ANYONE can code for a living and use spaces instead
of hard tabs. Maybe if all one does is write toy procedures, then spaces
may be manageable. :)

> The Great White Leader (but call me "bwana" for short), feels that 80x25
> characters is entirely possible. He doesn't want to use such devices himself,
> but hey, even back when he _did_ use those kinds of resolutions he used
> 8-character indents.
> Linus

Snatch said source file into favorite word processor and shrink to
favorite font/size and print. No problem here.