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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/2] KABI example conversion and cleanup
    On Sun, 26 Mar 2006 09:30:32 -0500, Kyle Moffett wrote:

    > On Mar 26, 2006, at 08:53:05, Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
    >> On Sun, 26 Mar 2006 08:47:51 -0500, Kyle Moffett wrote:
    >>> The other thing that I quickly noticed while writing up the
    >>> patches is that it's kind of tedious typing __kabi_ over and over
    >>> again. I actually did first try with __linux_abi_ but the typing
    >>> effort and finger cramps made me give up on that really quickly.
    >> What kind of barebone editor are you using that doesn't offer a way
    >> (through macro or automatic completion or abbreviations or
    >> substitution or plain copy and paste or whatever else) to shorten
    >> that typing effort?
    > Well, actually I was using vim, and although I know how to configure
    > shortcuts like that; do we really want to force people to use
    > shortcuts and abbreviations to be able to sanely edit the ABI code?
    > Isn't that counterproductive with the desire to get the maintainers
    > fixing up their own ABIs? Plus all the extra verbiage tends to make
    > the lines too long (80-column limit) and makes it harder to read.

    Oh, I'm not exactly a fan of verbosity myself (essentially for the
    lines too long and hard to read), which is why I suggested __labi_ as
    a prefix --I wasn't arguing in favour of __linux_abi_.

    However, as far as I know all programmer-friendly editors have some
    form of easy to use code-completion feature (e.g. in vim ctrl+n/ctrl+p
    are very handy without the need to define specific shortcuts, and the
    new completion code in the future vim 7 is extremely promising ...)
    and while I do agree that __linux_abi_ is too long, you remarked
    yourself __[ukl]abi_ is still annoying, albeit shorter :) *Any* prefix
    chosen will benefit from completion ;)

    Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

    "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain
    a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty
    nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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