Re: Remain Calm: Designated initializer patches for 2.5
H. Peter Anvin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 17 Jul 2002 23:32:35 -0700
Rusty Russell wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just sent about 40 reasonable-size patches through the
> Trivial Patch Monkey to Linus: these patches replace the (deprecated)
> "foo: " designated initializers with the ISO-C ".foo =" initializers.
> GCC has understood both since forever, but the kernel took a wrong
> bet, and we're better off setting a good example for 2.6 before we
> start getting about 10,000 warnings.
> So far, Art Haas has done all the fs code, and will presumably
> be working through the other code on dir at a time.
As far as I could tell, *ALL* of these changes broke text alignment in
columns. It would have been a lot better if they had maintained
spacing; I find the new code much more cluttered and hard to read.
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