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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] Staging: comedi: addi-data: fix brace-related coding style issues in hwdrv_apci035.c

>On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:00 AM, Dan Carpenter <> wrote:

>>On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:45:07PM -0800, Chase Southwood wrote:
>>>On Monday, February 17, 2014 7:16 AM, Ian Abbott <> wrote:
>>>>On 2014-02-16 08:40, Chase Southwood wrote:
>>>> This patch for hwdrv_apci035 removes some unneeded braces, and moves some
>>>> improperly placed braces to the correct position, as found by checkpatch.
>>>> It also removes a commented out if-statement that I found whilst cleaning
>>>> braces that is identical to another un-commented if-statement directly
>>>> above it, so it is just added clutter and so we can delete it to clean up
>>>> further.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Chase Southwood <>
>>>> ---
>>>> So I decided to venture into addi-data today and found that most of the
>>>> files in there are very messy from a style standpoint.  This is the first
>>>> (of probably a few) patchsets to try and clean those files up a bit.  I
>>>> hope that this will be helpful!
>>>Quite a few have been cleaned up extensively by Hartley, but they needed
>>>more extensive changes than clean-ups due to them trying to handle
>>>things differently to the normal comedi way of doing things.
>>Oh, I see.  Makes perfect sense.  Well like I said, if cleaning them
>>up a bit will help make reworking them any easier or seems like useful
>>work, I'd be happy to continue making them a little easier on the
>Ian acked your patch already...  If you want to clean these up then go
>for it.  There is no reason Hartley should have to do all the work.
>But consider doing more "extensive" cleanups.  Instead of just shifting
>the comments over in [patch 2/4] you could change the format to kernel
>style.  Newbies are too timid.  Look through the work that Hartley has
>done and try copy it.
>dan carpenter


I appreciate the feedback on my contributions.  I will try to do more extensive cleaning because I want to help out as best as I can.


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