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SubjectRe: CodingStyle: start flamewar about use of braces
Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 8 May 2007 19:03:10 GMT Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
>
>> Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=e659ba4a0d2d471c0d73590f78e1a1b5a1eede48
>> Commit: e659ba4a0d2d471c0d73590f78e1a1b5a1eede48
>> Parent: 28be5abb400e5e082f5225105fdc69337ec0c0b4
>> Author: Oliver Neukum <oliver@neukum.org>
>> AuthorDate: Tue May 8 00:30:34 2007 -0700
>> Committer: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>
>> CommitDate: Tue May 8 11:15:12 2007 -0700
>>
>> CodingStyle: start flamewar about use of braces
>
> It worked somewhat. We never did reach any kind of
> concensus about this....
>
>
>> Signed-off-by: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.de>
>> Cc: Tilman Schmidt <tilman@imap.cc>
>> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
>> ---
>> Documentation/CodingStyle | 15 +++++++++++++++
>> 1 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/CodingStyle b/Documentation/CodingStyle
>> index 9069189..e7f5fc6 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/CodingStyle
>> +++ b/Documentation/CodingStyle
>> @@ -160,6 +160,21 @@ supply of new-lines on your screen is not a renewable resource (think
>> 25-line terminal screens here), you have more empty lines to put
>> comments on.
>>
>> +Do not unnecessarily use braces where a single statement will do.
>> +
>> +if (condition)
>> + action();
>> +
>> +This does not apply if one branch of a conditional statement is a single
>> +statement. Use braces in both branches.
>> +
>> +if (condition) {
>> + do_this();
>> + do_that();
>> +} else {
>> + otherwise();
>> +}

If anyone tries to add braces to my code's 'else' statements where they
are not required, that patch will get NAK'd in a heartbeat.

Jeff


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