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Re: On the use of 0 or NULL, the discussion continues...

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: On the use of 0 or NULL, the discussion continues...
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:13:59 +0100

On 6/28/07, Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:

As long as we are talking style one other thing that has always
annoyed me is the space after the function and before the parens.
(e.g. "foo (arg);" instead of "foo(arg);".)  While I am sure that
practice came from experience with lisp (which always separates the
function and the arguments with a space and seems fine to me there
with lisp syntax) it never seems natural to me in other languages.  It
seems that most other language styles prefer no space there and at
least one other language (ruby) codifies it in the language that the
space cannot be there!  Sigh.  Perhaps Fortran's complete denial that
whitespace exists in the input deck is the right way after all. :-)

I find that this is the aspect of the GNU coding standards with which
I have most trouble complying.   The pattern seems unnatural to me and
I just often seem not to remember to put the space in.   This means
that the findutils code often doesn't have a space, but some parts do
have spaces because I occasionally remember.  The resulting mixture is
not very aesthetically appealing.


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