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Date:   Tue, 21 Nov 2023 12:12:41 -0800
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Nick Terrell <>
Cc:     Nick Terrell <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Yann Collet <>,
        Kernel Team <>,
        Giovanni Cabiddu <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] zstd: Backport Huffman speed improvement from upstream

On Tue, 21 Nov 2023 at 11:59, Nick Terrell <> wrote:
> W.r.t. do { } while (0), our older Visual Studios CI jobs failed on the
> do { } while (0) macros, because it complained about constant false
> branches.

Wow. That is some truly incompetent compiler people.

I mean, really. As in "Why would you ever use that kind of garbage"

Honestly, any coding rule that includes "don't use the do-while-zero
construct" is actively broken shit.

Please just fix your upstream rules. Because they are incredible garbage.


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