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Date:   Sat, 11 Nov 2023 18:39:04 -0500
From:   Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@...ux.dev>
To:     David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>
Cc:     Colin Ian King <colin.i.king@...il.com>,
        Brian Foster <bfoster@...hat.com>,
        "linux-bcachefs@...r.kernel.org" <linux-bcachefs@...r.kernel.org>,
        "kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org" <kernel-janitors@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][next] bcachefs: remove redundant initialization of
 variable level

On Sat, Nov 11, 2023 at 09:19:40PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@...ux.dev>
> > Sent: 11 November 2023 21:02
> > > Variable level is being initialized a value that is never read, the
> > > variable is being re-assigned another value several statements later
> > > on. The initialization is redundant and can be removed. Cleans up
> > > clang scan build warning:
> > >
> > > fs/bcachefs/btree_iter.c:1217:11: warning: Value stored to 'level'
> > > during its initialization is never read [deadcode.DeadStores]
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.i.king@...il.com>
> > 
> > since we're no longer gnu89, we can simply declare the variable when
> > it's first used, like so:
> 
> ugg... I think that is still frowned upon.
> It makes it very difficult for the average human to find
> the variable declaration.

No, it's 2023, there's no good reason to be declaring variables before
giving them values.

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