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SubjectRe: Please fix or revert: [PATCH] checkpatch: add --strict tests for braces, comments and casts

* Ingo Molnar <> wrote:

> If you don't "see" it as ugly it's simply because your brain
> is not wired up to see 3D/2D geometry as a significant
> source of information. A significant portion (I'd
> guesstimate a narrow majority) of kernel hackers *does* see
> 2D/3D layout details in code and finds inconsistencies in
> them counterproductive.
> ( It's roughly the same distinction that makes some people
> love the typographic layout of the iPhone/iPad while
> others consider it unnecessary bling. )

Another example are the recent Google+ layout changes. Those who
don't see 2D details found it an unnecessary waste of screen
real estate.

To me and many others the new layout, while sparser, is actually
noticeably less taxing to read, because information is
structured in such a "geometrically obvious" way.



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