Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/18/2000 00:20:32
On Mon, 17 Jan 2000 16:13:23 -0800 
 Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> wrote:

 > Procedurally: please  let's not do -anything- immediately.
 > Wait until we have consensus.
 > Second, on readability and comprehensibility, I find two spaces is
 > simply too little. Try reading glibc code sometime; two spaces is just
 > not enough.  _If_ we decide to change, and M$ data says four spaces
 > are as legible as two, I put in a strong plea for four.

I think maybe the test program described had variable names like:


So, you gotta have small indents just to fit all the variables names in
a reasonable amount of space :-)

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>