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SubjectRe: [patch] checkpatch: relax spacing and line length
On Sun, 6 Apr 2008 06:54:54 +0200 (CEST) Jan Engelhardt <> wrote:

> We all had the arguments about 80 columns, so here goes a relax.
> Checking for 95 (or perhaps something better?), but of course we
> print "80" in the output, because if you happened to get to 95, it's
> "really time" to break it.

This will reduce the usefulness of checkpatch for those developers who
choose to observe an 80-column limit.

> This also relaxes the tab doctrine, because spaces DO make sense --
> especially when you view the code with a tab setting of not-8.

Non-tab-using code inevitably ends up having a mix of tabs and non-tabs
and looks a mess if tabstops are set to anything other than eight.

God I wish I had not been cc'ed on this.

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