Re: [PATCH] CodingStyle: Printing numbers in parentheses is fine

From: David Brownell
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 13:19:20 EST

> > -Printing numbers in parentheses (%d) adds no value and should be avoided.
> I wonder how that got there.

Well, the only place that numbers "naturally" appear wrapped in
parenthesis is tables of credits and debits... as a debit, sort
of a literal "add no value" situation. ;)

Oh, and for footnotes, in typographically challenged contexts.

Me, I agree that numbers in parens don't usually make sense for
kernel messages.

- Dave

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