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    SubjectRe: CFD: (was [PATCH] Standard indentation of arguments)
    On Wed, 21 May 2008 08:09:39 -0400 Theodore Tso <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:

    > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 06:32:06AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 01:50:37AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > > Oh, what a marvellous way to encourage new contributors that was. Thank
    > > > you so much.
    > > >
    > > > For the record: Al speaks only for himself and a lack of expressed
    > > > disagrement from others should not be taken as agreement.
    > >
    > > But I'd like to second the opinion. This is getting a little too far.
    > > We should rather try to at least enforce very basic standards a lot of
    > > the crap shoved in doesn't follow instead of wanking around about exact
    > > placement of whitespaces.
    >
    > The real question is whether people who are wanking about whitespace
    > and spelling fixes in comments will graduate to writing real, useful
    > patches. If they won't, there's no point to encouraging them.
    >

    Guys, get a clue. It doesn't matter what that person did. It is the
    effect upon *all* other potential developers which is so damaging here.
    Not upon this individual.


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