On Sat, 28 May 2011 14:51:52 -0700, Jameson Graef Rollins <jrollins at 
finestructure.net> wrote:
> +    if (NULL == str)
> +     return NULL;

I haven't been blocking patches because of this, but can I please ask
everyone to not use the above style?

I understand that the above style is intended to generate a compiler
error in the case of the programmer mistyping '=' where '==' was

But I just can't stand this style.

It looks so unnatural to me to read "if some_value is some_variable"
instead of the natural "if some_variable is some_value".

Also, gcc is kind enough to warn ("suggest parentheses around assignment
used as truth value") in the case of "if (str = NULL)" anyway, so
there's no actual benefit to the unnatural style.

I really do want our code to be readable, and I think that little things
do make a difference.

Thanks for your attention, (and thanks for your patience if I seem off
my rocker).

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