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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2]kernel: remove mess codes
On 12/13/09 16:33, Simon Horman wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 11:04:48PM -0800, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>
>> On 12/12/09 22:55, liu weni wrote:
>>
>>> I found some mess characters(0x0c) in the kernel source code.
>>> Then I suggest remove it.
>>>
>> Those are form-feed characters. Some editors use them to separate
>> logically distinct blocks of code into separate "pages".
>>
> I can see their value in documentation, but I struggle to imagine
> their usefulness in code.
>

I think a folding editor can fold them out, so you can just expand the
area you're interested in. Or something. The point is that it is
formatting that was presumably put there by the original author. Unless
they're actually upsetting something, I'd be inclined to leave them.

J



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