Subject: Re: Time to update KNF?
To: Christian E. Hopps <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/2000 21:10:15
At 17:55 Uhr -0000 19.01.2000, Christian E. Hopps wrote:
>As _many_ people have pointed out already using 8-space tabs for indents
>enforces a certain structuring.  We _like_ this structuring.

Who is "we"? I seem to remember quite a few different preferences even
among people who have worked years on NetBSD source.

>We do _not_ like 6 indented blocks that would become possible
>(and probable) with 2-4 space indents.

And which we have already (exceeding 80 chars/line which I personally find
very annoying).

It has already been pointed out that sometimes you cannot simplify code
enough to make it look nice tabbed 8.

And then, we have come from "creat()" to "bus_dmamap_load_uio()" and from
"int8_t" to "bus_dma_segment_t" which has not made the task easier.


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