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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/10] drivers/scsi/arcmsr: Fix continuation line formats
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On Mon, 2010-02-01 at 11:16 -0600, James Bottomley wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-01-31 at 12:02 -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > String constants that are continued on subsequent lines with \
> > are not good.
>
> Why? It's perfectly valid ansi C.

Because they generally add unwanted spaces or tabs between
words in logging messages. Just like these do.

> but I also dislike your solution; I'd have split the string into two
> separate ones and relied on compiler concatenation.

Which Linus dislikes because it makes grepping difficult.

> However, the point is that all three are perfectly legal C. Choosing
> one form over another is something best left to the maintainers rather
> than imposing one style by fiat.

Which a patch does not do.

> Consider this change veto'd unless you can get an explicit ack from the
> current maintainer for changing their style.

The current messages are defective.



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