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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix error return get/set_native_max functions

On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 wrote:

> > This change is okay, thanks.
> > However changing coding style is not...
> An interesting remark.
> I belong to the people who look at kernel source on a screen
> with 80 columns. Code that is wider and wraps is unreadable.

/me too

> Now of course you might react "buy a better monitor", but in fact
> this restriction leads to cleaner code. There is something wrong
> when code is indented too deeply, and almost always a cleanup is
> possible that splits some inner stuff out as a separate function.
> As a side effect of that you'll see in patches from me changes
> that bring the code within the 80-column limit.

I think that mixing such changes with real changes is a bad thing.

> > -static unsigned long idedisk_set_max_address(ide_drive_t *drive, unsigned long addr_req)
> > +static unsigned long
> > +idedisk_set_max_address(ide_drive_t *drive, unsigned long addr_req)
> It is a matter of taste precisely which transformation is best
> in order to bring the source within the 80-column limit,
> but having the type on the preceding line is very common
> in the kernel source (and elsewhere), so among the possible
> ways of splitting this line this is a very natural one.

It is not so common in drivers/ide/...

static unsigned long idedisk_set_max_address(ide_drive_t *drive,
unsigned long addr_req)

This format also clearly shows that actual function name suck and should
be shortened :-).

> I am not interested in a discussion about style, but will defend
> the 80-column limit.

Sure, 80-column is a must ;-).

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