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authorOliver Neukum <oliver@neukum.org>2007-05-08 00:30:34 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-05-08 11:15:12 -0700
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CodingStyle: start flamewar about use of braces
Signed-off-by: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.de> Cc: Tilman Schmidt <tilman@imap.cc> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -160,6 +160,21 @@ supply of new-lines on your screen is not a renewable resource (think
25-line terminal screens here), you have more empty lines to put
comments on.
+Do not unnecessarily use braces where a single statement will do.
+
+if (condition)
+ action();
+
+This does not apply if one branch of a conditional statement is a single
+statement. Use braces in both branches.
+
+if (condition) {
+ do_this();
+ do_that();
+} else {
+ otherwise();
+}
+
3.1: Spaces
Linux kernel style for use of spaces depends (mostly) on