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SubjectRe: {PATCH} isofs stuff


On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, Matti Aarnio wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 23, 2000 at 12:38:55PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> ...
> > In fact, almost all filesystems do this at some point. ext2 does it for
> > directories too, for some very similar reasons that isofs does. See
> > fs/ext2/dir.c:
> >
> > blk = (filp->f_pos) >> EXT2_BLOCK_SIZE_BITS(sb);
> >
> > (and don't ask me about the extraneous parenthesis. I bet some LISP
> > programmer felt alone and decided to make it a bit more homey).
> >
> > Linus
>
> Propably some programmer has been bitten once too many times with
> C's operator precedence rules, which only affect more complicated
> expressions -- and thus are used rarely, and not remembered well.

Come again? Precedence or not, how in hell could anything be stronger than
-> or . on the _right_ side? Field names are atoms, you can't have an
expression there...

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