Re: checkpatch guide for newbies

From: Al Viro
Date: Wed Sep 25 2013 - 23:04:56 EST

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 04:57:32AM +0200, Alexander Holler wrote:
> Am 26.09.2013 04:52, schrieb Alexander Holler:
> > I'm aware of people which do nest 8 levels deep just to avoid a return,
> > break or goto.
> >
> > But trying to limit that by limiting the line length is like ...
> > (choose your own own misguided comparison, it's too late for me I
> > currently only meorize some of those which don't make sense in english)
> But I'm still able to offer a solution: ;)
> limit the number of tabs, not the line length (at least not to 80).

With that limited (and it's visually harder to keep track of), what's
the problem with 80-column limit on line length? Just how long do
you want those "descriptive names" to be?
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