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SubjectRe: [PATCH GIT 0.6] make use of register variables & size_t
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
>
>>The "git" didn't try store small variables, which aren't referenced, in
>>the processor registers. It also didn't use the size_t type. I corrected
>>a C++ style comment too.
>
>
> What kind of ancient C standard are you working against?
>
> // isn't "C++" any more, and "register" variables are sooo 60's, man.
>
> Pass the toke,
>
> Linus
>
"register" and "auto" variables aren't relicts of the 60's, they're a
part of the ISO-C 99 standard, I'm following, "man".

And if you think "register" variables are outdated, please remove the
CONFIG_REGPARM option from the Kernel source.

Removing a "//" comment makes sense in this case because a "//" comment
between hundrets of "/* */" comments looks extremly ugly and shows that
the source is "patchworked" and unstructured.
Today a lot of people forget about the basic rules of coding. You too. :)

Matthias-Christian Ott

Literature:
[1] Dr.-Ing. Ludwig Claßen, Dipl.-Math. Ulrich Oefler: Unix und C: Ein
Anwenderbuch; VEB Verlag Technik Berlin; 1990
[2] Erik de Castro Lopo, Peter Aitken, Bradley L. Jones: Teach Yourself
C for Linux Programming in 21 Days; SAMS Publishing; 1999

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