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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Intel Manageability Engine Interface driver
    On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 09:23:33AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > gcc will tell you in the other direction just as well.
    > and people read from left to right (at least in english) so coding in
    > that direction is generally preferred in the Linux kernel as well.

    What does gcc have to say about if (foo = 0){ rather than if (foo == 0){

    Both are legal C so it shouldn't say anything. Of course the first is
    usually a bug (or very bad style).

    On the other hand if (0 = foo) will give an error.

    It isn't about how you read in english, it is about not making mistakes.
    And why can't you say if 0 is equal to the variable foo rather than if
    the variable foo is equal to 0? Both are valid english, so that is just
    a crappy excuse for sticking with a bad idea.

    Len Sorensen
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