To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 06/06/1999 13:22:57
I think we made a mistake in accepting the exact defaults of -Wall.
I would like to change it in all the kernel Makefile's to:
(It can't be changed in some ports and not others for obvious reasons.)
I know, C has too many operator priority levels, and I know, some of them
are peculiar, such as + - over << >>. But -Wparentheses is too strict,
e.g., it complains about not grouping && instructions just because there
is an ||.
Really, though, you shouldn't be hacking the kernel if you don't even know
the C basics. And there is always `man 7 operator', not to mention
Plus, redundant parens are prohibited in KNF. (Unless `the statement is
really confusing without them'. Not `confusing', but `really confusing'.)
I don't think we should change all those years of KNF tradition just because
the gcc authors use a different coding style.