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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH] Drop 80-character limit in checkpatch.pl



On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 06:29:25PM -0500, Mikulas Patocka wrote:

> No. If someone wrote an expression too long to be understood, he will not 
> understand it when maintaining his code, he burns himself and he will 
> eventually learn to not write such long expressions. Or ... if he 
> understands it, there is no problem with it.

Yes, there is.  Somebody else trying to find a bug.  And having to
figure out which of five unfamiliar pieces of code is likelier
candidate.

> There is no need to make a script for it. The script isn't so smart to 
> tell what is understandable and what is nto.

Oh, definitely.  No arguments on that one...


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