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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Drop 80-character limit in checkpatch.pl
On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 06:29:25PM -0500, Mikulas Patocka wrote:

> No. If someone wrote an expression too long to be understood, he will not
> understand it when maintaining his code, he burns himself and he will
> eventually learn to not write such long expressions. Or ... if he
> understands it, there is no problem with it.

Yes, there is. Somebody else trying to find a bug. And having to
figure out which of five unfamiliar pieces of code is likelier
candidate.

> There is no need to make a script for it. The script isn't so smart to
> tell what is understandable and what is nto.

Oh, definitely. No arguments on that one...


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