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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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