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SubjectRe: checkpatch guide for newbies
Am 24.09.2013 19:26, schrieb Alexander Holler:
> Am 24.09.2013 18:36, schrieb Bjorn Helgaas:
>> On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:01 AM, Dan Carpenter
>> <dan.carpenter@oracle.com> wrote:
>>> Long Lines
>>>
>>> Historically screens were 80 characters wide and it was annoying when
>>> code went
>>> over the edge. These days we have larger screens, but we keep the 80
>>> character
>>> limit because it forces us to write simpler code.
>
> Sorry, but that just isn't true and never was. Having a line wide limit
> of 80 characters while forcing tabs to be 8 characters long limits most
> code to just 72 characters. And even less (max 64) inside constructs
> like if, for or while.
>
> The only outcome of that totally silly rule is that variable names will
> become shorted to silly acronyms almost nobody does understand make code
> unreadable.

I forgot to mention function names, which are often even worse shortened
than variable names.

>
> I always feel like beeing in the IT stone age when programmers thought
> they have to use variable names like a, b and c to save storage, memory
> or to type less when reading linux kernel code.
>
> Regards,
>
> Alexander Holler
>
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