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- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Linus Torvalds)
- Subject: Re: Coding Style
- Date: 19 Jan 2001 21:34:42 -0800
- Newsgroups: fa.linux.kernel
- In article <200101200046.f0K0kgj201065@saturn.cs.uml.edu>,
- Albert D. Cahalan <email@example.com> wrote:
- >> Tabs are 8 characters so NO tabs should be used in ANY source file what
- >> Rationale: Tabs force your code out to the right edge of the display
- >> leaving no room for comments. You don't need great big gaping spaces to
- >> delineate the start and end of a block, TWO spaces do this just fine.
- >Correct, because adjustable tab width is a myth. The comments don't
- >line up when you muck with tab width.
- Read the Linux CodingStyle.
- Tabs are 8 characters. They are NOT adjustable. Never have been, never
- will be. Anybody who thinks tabs are anything but 8 chars apart is just
- wrong. It's that simple.
- And two spaces is not enough. If you write code that needs comments at
- the end of a line, your code is crap. It's that easy. There is _never_ a
- reason to comment a single line, and multi-line comments the the right
- of multi-line code to the left is a recipe for disaster. In short, you
- don't do comments to the right of code - you do them _before_ code.
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