Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Christian E. Hopps <>
List: tech-kern
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