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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@computergmbh.de>
Cc: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>,
	"Kok, Auke" <auke-jan.h.kok@intel.com>,
	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>,
	Chris Friesen <cfriesen@nortel.com>,
	dave young <hidave.darkstar@gmail.com>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: coding style
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:39:23 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <alpine.LFD.0.98.0706151335240.14121@woody.linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706152210150.32724@fbirervta.pbzchgretzou.qr>



On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> 
> Linux maintainers will enforce \t "being"[1] 8, and will also enforce
> the 80-column limit[2].

Heh. Actually, Linux maintainers have generally very consciously _avoided_ 
trying to "enforce" coding style issues.

We encourage. Sometimes people actually end up running "lindent" on code 
and enforce the rules through that, but that is actually fairly rare, and 
most of the time that happens only when somebody decides to tackle some 
subsystem that hasn't effectively been maintained in a while, and in order 
to do cleanups, the person needs to just make it readable first.

Is that the _onbly_ case when we do that? No. There's the occasional 
Lindent run done randomly, usually brought on by something _really_ 
atrocious, but I would say that generally we try to keep code churn due to 
_just_ coding style issues to a minimum.

I do sometimes end up not taking *new* code if it is really really ugly. 
So it definitely happens. But...

			Linus


  reply index

Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-06-14 18:48 Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-15  4:51 ` Willy Tarreau
2007-06-15  5:09   ` Kok, Auke
2007-06-15  6:38     ` dave young
2007-06-15  6:47       ` debian developer
2007-06-15  6:54         ` dave young
2007-06-15  9:06         ` Mailing style (was Re: coding style) Bernd Petrovitsch
2007-06-15  9:19           ` debian developer
2007-06-15  9:16       ` coding style Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-15 17:32         ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-15 17:54           ` Chris Friesen
2007-06-15 18:03             ` Randy Dunlap
2007-06-15 19:10               ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-15 19:18                 ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-15 19:21                   ` Kok, Auke
2007-06-15 19:29                     ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-15 19:31                     ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-15 19:41                       ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-15 20:21                         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-06-15 20:35                           ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-16 12:30                             ` Stefan Richter
2007-06-15 20:21                         ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-15 20:39                           ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2007-06-16  6:38                             ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-16 12:40                               ` Stefan Richter
2007-06-16 15:49                               ` Linus Torvalds
2007-06-19 14:05                                 ` Mark Lord
2007-06-15 19:45                       ` Kok, Auke
2007-06-15 19:49                         ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-15 20:28                         ` Jan Engelhardt
2007-06-15 22:10                   ` Randy Dunlap
2007-06-16 12:59                     ` please keep the CodingStyle text in check (was Re: coding style) Stefan Richter
2007-06-15 18:05             ` coding style Kok, Auke
2007-06-15 18:22               ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-16 13:07                 ` Stefan Richter
2007-06-16 14:31                   ` gorcunov
2007-06-16 17:43                     ` Stefan Richter
2007-06-16 18:22                       ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2007-06-16 14:22         ` Clifford Wolf
2007-06-15  8:56     ` Krzysztof Halasa
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2001-01-23 15:07 Coding Style Jonathan Earle
2001-01-24  3:23 ` john slee
     [not found] <Pine.LNX.4.10.10101192217390.9361-100000@penguin.transmeta .com>
     [not found] ` <3A68E309.2540A5E1@purplecoder.com>
2001-01-20  6:29   ` Linus Torvalds
2001-01-20 15:32   ` Anton Altaparmakov
2001-01-21  8:24     ` george anzinger
2001-01-19 17:59 Mark I Manning IV
2001-01-20  0:09 ` David Ford
2001-01-20  1:26   ` John Cavan
2001-01-20  0:46 ` Albert D. Cahalan
2001-01-20  5:34   ` Linus Torvalds
2001-01-21  2:00 ` Matthias Andree
2001-01-22  8:24   ` Ralf Baechle
2001-01-22 22:28     ` Mark I Manning IV
2001-01-23  3:56       ` adrian
2001-01-23 20:05 ` Boris Dragovic

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