The "Try to be nice to older C compilers" text is clearly a guideline to be borne in mind whilst coding rather than when submitting patches.
Signed-off-by: Adam Spiers <g...@adamspiers.org> --- Documentation/CodingGuidelines | 8 ++++++++ Documentation/SubmittingPatches | 13 ------------- 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines index 57da6aa..69f7e9b 100644 --- a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines +++ b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines @@ -112,6 +112,14 @@ For C programs: - We try to keep to at most 80 characters per line. + - We try to support a wide range of C compilers to compile git with, + including old ones. That means that you should not use C99 + initializers, even if a lot of compilers grok it. + + - Variables have to be declared at the beginning of the block. + + - NULL pointers shall be written as NULL, not as 0. + - When declaring pointers, the star sides with the variable name, i.e. "char *string", not "char* string" or "char * string". This makes it easier to understand code diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches index c107cb1..c34c9d1 100644 --- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches +++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches @@ -127,19 +127,6 @@ in templates/hooks--pre-commit. To help ensure this does not happen, run git diff --check on your changes before you commit. -(1a) Try to be nice to older C compilers - -We try to support a wide range of C compilers to compile -git with. That means that you should not use C99 initializers, even -if a lot of compilers grok it. - -Also, variables have to be declared at the beginning of the block -(you can check this with gcc, using the -Wdeclaration-after-statement -option). - -Another thing: NULL pointers shall be written as NULL, not as 0. - - (2) Generate your patch using git tools out of your commits. git based diff tools generate unidiff which is the preferred format. -- 220.127.116.11.396.g53b3ea9 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html