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    SubjectRe: [PATCH GIT 0.6] make use of register variables & size_t
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
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    > 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    And if you think "register" variables are outdated, please remove the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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