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Date:	Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:26:26 -0800
From:	Harvey Harrison <>
To:	Krzysztof Halasa <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:	Håkon Løvdal <>,
	Hannes Eder <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/27] drivers/net: fix sparse warnings: make do-while
 a compound statement

On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 17:31 +0100, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> "Håkon Løvdal" <> writes:
> > For this specific issue the important aspect is to improve readability
> > (and not just eventually satisfy some warning from a tool), which I
> > assume there is no disagrement on.
> Precisely.
> > Now what constitutes improved
> > readbility on the other hand is another issue, and I guess there are
> > next to as many oppinions as developers... :)
> Yes. Thus the brackets (or lack of them) of do-while loops should
> never be forced as a part of coding standard/tools. This is just an
> unimportant detail of personal style and trying to force it is simply
> damaging to all of us.
> > Of secondary importance is the benefit that always using brackets
> > makes them much more merge friendly.
> There are many ways to make the code more merge friendly at a cost of
> readability. Hope we don't go this way.

Linus himself added that particular warning to sparse...may want to check
with him the reason for it.


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