Re: [PATCH GIT 0.6] make use of register variables & size_t

From: Matthias-Christian Ott
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 12:16:17 EST

Linus Torvalds wrote:

On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:

The "git" didn't try store small variables, which aren't referenced, in the processor registers. It also didn't use the size_t type. I corrected a C++ style comment too.

What kind of ancient C standard are you working against?

// isn't "C++" any more, and "register" variables are sooo 60's, man.

Pass the toke,


"register" and "auto" variables aren't relicts of the 60's, they're a part of the ISO-C 99 standard, I'm following, "man".

And if you think "register" variables are outdated, please remove the CONFIG_REGPARM option from the Kernel source.

Removing a "//" comment makes sense in this case because a "//" comment between hundrets of "/* */" comments looks extremly ugly and shows that the source is "patchworked" and unstructured.

Today a lot of people forget about the basic rules of coding. You too. :)

Matthias-Christian Ott

[1] Dr.-Ing. Ludwig Claßen, Dipl.-Math. Ulrich Oefler: Unix und C: Ein Anwenderbuch; VEB Verlag Technik Berlin; 1990
[2] Erik de Castro Lopo, Peter Aitken, Bradley L. Jones: Teach Yourself C for Linux Programming in 21 Days; SAMS Publishing; 1999

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