Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Christian E. Hopps <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/2000 12:55:05
Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com> writes:
> From all of these data, since the highest comprehension scores were noted
> with 2-space indents, I, once again, believe that KNF should be
> modified to use 2-space indents.
But you they/you don't list the source code. If a program is written to
look nice with 2-4 space indents then it typically looks horrible with
6-8 space indents.
As _many_ people have pointed out already using 8-space tabs for indents
enforces a certain structuring. We _like_ this structuring. We do _not_
like 6 indented blocks that would become possible (and probable) with
2-4 space indents.
It is my firm belief that if this study were done with random sampling
of NetBSD kernel source you would not see any reportable differences in