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SubjectRe: RFC: Trailing blanks in source files
David Weinehall wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 12:51:34PM -0600, Joseph D. Wagner wrote:
>
>>>It seems that many files [1] in the Linux source have lines with
>>>trailing blank (space and tab) characters and some even have formfeed
>>>characters. Obviously these blank characters aren't necessary.
>>>
>>Actually, they are necessary.
>>
>>http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards_23.html
>>http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards_24.html
>>
>
> Let me quote CodingStyle:
>
> "First off, I'd suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards,
> and NOT read it. Burn them, it's a great symbolic gesture."
>
> That's how much relevance GNU's coding standards have to the kernel.
>

And even if we did use GNU's coding standards (knock on wood :), where is the
part that requires *trailing* spaces?

Only in languages like "whitespace" ( http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/whitespace/ ) the
trailing spaces have any meaning :)

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