Eclipse is very nice, but :(...

dave at thesmithfam.org dave at thesmithfam.org
Wed Jun 21 08:10:11 MDT 2006


On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 05:48:51PM -0500, Michael Halcrow wrote:
> If you have trouble fitting your code into 80 columns with 8-space
> tabs, then more likely than not, your are trying to do too much in a
> single function, and your code's maintainability suffers. Or you are
> missing a wonderful opportunity to introduce a well-placed goto.

<snip>

> The Linux kernel code base begs to differ.

The Linux kernel code base doesn't have inner clases. When your function
*starts* at the two-tab indentation level, you have already sacrificed
a lot of space just to begin. The 8-space tab may work fine for C, but
it sucks for lots of other languages.

--Dave



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