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SubjectRe: [PATCH] More compile warning fixes for 2.4.0
On 9 Jan 2001, at 23:10, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 01:31:35PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > don't have to worry about undocumented extensions etc.
> >
> > Infact I don't blame gcc maintainers for that, but the standard. Ok, minor
> > issue.
>
> Yeah, and nothing we can do about it any more.. Oh, well.
>
> The fact is that the
>
> case xxx: ;
>
> syntax is fairly ugly, so I'd prefer the fixup patches to look more like
>
> case xxx:
> /* fallthrough */ ;
> }
>
> or something (or maybe just a "break" statement), just so that we don't
> turn the poor C language into line noise (can anybody say "perl" ;)
>
> I have to say, I think it was Pascal had this "no semicolon needed before
> an 'end'" rule, and I always really hated that. The C statement rules make
> a lo tmore sense, and requiring a statement after a case statement is
> probably a very good requirement from a language standpoint. It's just not
> very pretty - but adding a break or a comment will at least separate out
> the colon and the semi-colon a bit.
>
> Linus
>
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I'll redo my patch to use break; and then I'll resend it.
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