Formatting of bootscripts

Ken Moffat ken at
Tue Jan 4 10:28:04 PST 2005

On Tue, 4 Jan 2005, Bruce Dubbs wrote:

> In basic research on program readability, indentation of 2-4 characters
> has been found to be optimal.  Eight space indenting was evaluated to be
> as bad as no indenting at all.

Well, most shell scripts tend to be a law unto themselves for
readability, but if your students aspire to get code into the kernel
they'll need to be familiar with Documentation/CodingStyle.

But it's Nathan's call - the formatting of bootscripts doesn't really
concern me.

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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