Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: Paul A Vixie <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/17/2000 20:36:35
> fwiw, ISC nominally uses 8.  this puts a horizontal complexity limit on
> nested constructs, which squeezes functions toward more vertical length,
> which then causes them to get chopped up into discrete compilation units.
> all in all, 8 has been very good at keeping me, personally, from writing
> worse code than i would have.

Actually, what it usually causes me to do is use gotos to avoid
excessive indentation.   It's a horrible lose, and I'm thinking of
GNUifying the ISC DHCP server for just this reason.