On 2015/11/19 11:46, Xiao Guangrong wrote:

Actually, some people prefer to put braces when one of the
if/else-if/else cases has multiple lines.  You can see
some examples in kernel/sched/core.c: see hrtick_start(),
sched_fork(), free_sched_domain().

In our case, I thought putting braces would align the else-if
and else and make the code look a bit nicer, but I know this
may be just a matter of personal feeling.

In short, unless the maintainer, Paolo for this file, has any
preference, both ways will be accepted.

The reason why i pointed this out is that it is the style documented
in Documentation/CodingStyle:
| Do not unnecessarily use braces where a single statement will do.
|        if (condition)
|                action();

Ah, this is a different thing.  For this case, there is a consensus
and checkpatch will complain if we don't obey the rule.

What I explained was:

  if (condition) {
     line2;  // multiple lines
  } else if {
     single-line-statement;  -- (*1)
  } else
     single-line-statement;  -- (*2)

For (*1) and (*2), especially for (*1), some people put braces.

Actually, Ingo Molnar hated this braces-style too much and blamed
many developers who used this style (include me, that why i was
nervous to see this style :( ).

I think he likes the coding style of kernel/sched/core.c very much,
as you know.  Actually that is one reason why I took it as an example.

Let's just choose the way which Paolo prefers for this time, I don't
know which is better.

Thank you,

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