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Date:	Wed, 09 Dec 2009 16:40:29 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	jkosina@...e.cz
Cc:	rudy.matela@...il.com, wharms@....de, kas@...muni.cz,
	khc@...waw.pl, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Coding style correction on some drivers that use
 Generic HDLC

From: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@...e.cz>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:26:57 +0100 (CET)

> On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Rudy Matela wrote:
> 
>> > It is ok until the driver is removed, if this "issue" is not fixed it 
>> > will trigger any check-coding-style and generate new patches. Since it 
>> > involves no code changes it is harmless.
>>   Sould I keep sending coding style corrections to the Linux Kernel?
>> I'm trying to help, but if i'm just being annoying, please tell me and
>> I can try to contribute in a better way.  :-)
> 
> Coding style corrections (if they really improve readability of the code), 
> comment fixes (if they really make grepping for things better or make the 
> whole text more understandable) are welcome and I will happily merge them.
> 
> What I usually don't merge are purely whitespace "fixes", which don't 
> really fix anything in fact.

I think the whitespace ones here are extremely valuable, the code is
amazingly annoying to read as it is.

It boils down to this:

	foo() is a C function call

	foo () is a C operation like 'if', 'while' etc.

and people's brains are wired to this association.
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