[PATCH 1/3] mtd/nand: fix coding style issue in drivers/mtd/nand/fsl_elbc.c

David Laight David.Laight at ACULAB.COM
Tue Nov 15 09:51:09 EST 2011

> On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 11:26 +0000, Jenkins, Clive wrote:
> > > fix whitespaces,tabs coding style issue and ...
> > 
> > In my opinion this code was already correct, and would display
> > at any TAB setting. This patch changes it so that it displays
> > incorrectly at all TAB settings other than 8.
> Any tab setting other than 8 is incorrect and should not be used for
> Linux code. If I view it in a proportionally-spaced font, 
> it's not going to line up right either. Fix your editor, if that's an
issue for you.

Personally I don't even attempt to line up argumants on
continuation lines - it just wastes vertical space.
I just indent them as any other continuation line, so
double-indent if using 4-char indents and 1/2 indent for
8-char indents.

Tabs have to be assumed to be 8 columns, otherwise all sorts
of tools just get it wrong.
(Or you ban tabs from source files.)


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