Re: [PATCH] skip long lines

From: Joe Perches
Date: Sun Jun 13 2010 - 01:36:27 EST

On Sun, 2010-06-13 at 03:04 +0200, Wolfram Sang wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:09:44PM +0200, Fredrik Gustafsson wrote:
> > since the number of long lines in the linux kernel is huge and since
> > Greg Kroah Hartman in his google tech talk about the kernel
> > ( talked about probably
> > ignore that criteria in the future, I thought the script
> > should have an option to ignore checking for long lines.
> >
> > This would help finding the real errors and warnings, because they don't
> > drown in line length warnings.
> Instead of adding another command-line option, I'd suggest to just use CHK
> instead of WARN, so this check will be enabled with --strict. I wonder if there
> is already consensus on deprecating the 80-char-rule?

Nope. There's a vocal contingent that doesn't like it though.
An earlier thread and suggested patch below.

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