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SubjectRe: dual line backtraces for i386.
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On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 at 16:28:02 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:

> > Why not:
> >
> > printk(space == 0 ? " " : "\n");
> > space = !space;
> readability ?

Well, if I were going for _un_readability I'd have suggested:

printk(space = !space ? " " : "\n");


> Personally, I despise the ternary operator, because it makes me
> stop to try to parse it every time I see it.

I think it's a psychological thing because it makes you spend as
much time parsing a single line as it would to parse a whole
if-then-else and it just feels wrong somehow.

> With the code I wrote
> it's blindlingly obvious what is going on.

For simple espressions I think it's about the same, but like you said
it's a personal thing. A soon as you start nesting cases the 'if'
becomes much clearer. (People who nest ternary expressions should
be taken out and shot.)
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