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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 109/148] include/asm-x86/serial.h: checkpatch cleanups - formatting only
    From: Jörn Engel <>
    Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:41:42 +0100

    > Do you have a non-consistency based reason to prefer the longer
    > version?

    Inconstent spacing fools people's eyes and leads to bugs,
    more often than not.

    After 15 years of kernel development, I can remember at
    least 10 or so multi-week-debugging sessions that could
    have been curtailed had I not mis-read a poorly spaced
    C statement.

    It matters in practical terms, not just consistency terms,
    trust me.
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