Re: [PATCH] 0/3 coding standards documentation/code updates

From: Robert P. J. Day
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 17:57:57 EST

On Sat, 29 Sep 2007, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Erez Zadok wrote:
> >
> > Documentation/CodingStyle | 88 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> I'm not very happy with this.
> "CodingStyle" should be about the big issues, not about details.
> Yes, we've messed that up over the years, but let's not continue
> that.
> In other words, I'd suggest *removing* lines from CodingStyle, not
> adding them. The file has already gone from a "good general
> principles" to "lots of stupid details". Let's not make it worse.

here's a radical idea -- what about splitting the content across two
documents? you know ... perhaps "coding style aesthetics" versus
"coding distinctions" or something like that.

oh, wait ...


Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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