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Date:   Sun, 16 Aug 2020 10:56:53 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Michael Witten <mfwitten@...il.com>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>,
        Michal Marek <michal.lkml@...kovi.net>
Cc:     Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Johannes Weiner <hannes@...xchg.org>,
        Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Makefile: Yes. Finally remove
 '-Wdeclaration-after-statement'

On Sun, 2020-08-16 at 16:35 +0000, Michael Witten wrote:
> Requiring every declaration to be at the top of a block is an
> antiquated, vestigial naivete from a time when C was just a
> glorified abstraction over conventional patterns in assembly
> programming.

I rather prefer block declarations instead of
sprinkling declarations around with code.

> We are not just programming anymore. We are now encoding our
> very thoughts, and thus we need this expressiveness in order
> to capture those thoughts with sufficient clarity.

So how does this removal have anything to do with
expressiveness and clarity?


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