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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"


On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Elmer Joandi wrote:

>
> Kernel has become so big that it really needs universal debugging macros
> instead of comments. Comments are waste of brain&fingerpower, if the same
> can be explained by long variable names and debug macros.
>
> static Subsystem_module_LocalVariableForThisPurpose;
>
> int Subsytem_module_function_this_and_that(){
> DEBUG_ASSERT( Subsystem_module_LocalVariableForThisPurpose == 0 );
> DEBUG_ASSERT(MOST_OF_TIME,FS_AREA,MYFS_MODULE, somethingaboutIndodes->node != NULL )
> }

I would suggest you to read through the following book and files:
* Kernighan & Pike, "The Practice of Programming"
* Documentation/CodingStyle
* drivers/net/aironet4500_proc.c
and consider, erm, discrepancies. On the second thought, reading K&R
might also be useful. IOW, no offense, but your C is bad beyond belief.

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