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SubjectRe: Merging of completely unreviewed drivers
Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> writes:
>> I'm personally of the opinion that a lot of checkpatch "fixes" are
>> anything but. That mainly concerns fixing overlong lines
>>
>
> Perhaps we should increase line length limit, 132 should be fine.
> Especially useful with long printk() lines and long arithmetic
> expressions.
>


Yes; or even longer. 80 characters might have made sense on a screen
when the alternative was 80 characters on a punched card, but on a
modern computer it's very restrictive. That's especially true with the
deep indents that you quickly get in C. Even short lines often need to
be split when you put a few tabs in front of them, and that makes
comprehension that bit harder, not to mention looks ugly.


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