Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Warn on code with 6+ tab indentation

From: Joe Perches
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 20:34:16 EST

On Fri, 2012-02-03 at 17:27 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Overly indented code should be refactored.
> > Suggest refactoring excessive indentation of
> > of if/else/for/do/while/switch statements.
> I hate this patch.

You liked the same premise, but a worse
implementation, a couple years ago.

> Why? Because mindless checks like this would just lead to people
> making things worse and intermixing spaces there instead.

Can't happen.
They'll get a different warning about mixing tabs
and spaces or starting a line with spaces only.

> Don't warn about things that will just result in people working around
> the warnings with worse code!

It merely suggests refactoring. ie: better code.

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