|Subject:||Re: gawk: redundant byte for each string [was: Question about gawk unofficial patch]|
|Date:||Wed, 09 Feb 2005 15:09:28 +0000|
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Julian Foad wrote:
Aharon Robbins wrote:[...] The + 2 provides a little extra breathing room; it's been a convention in gawk for ages, before I took over full time maintanance even. [...][...] That sortof thing indicates that the programmer didn't understand the code that they wrote, [...]
Stepan thought I was implying that you don't understand what you write. Not at all; I only meant that it gives the impression to readers unfamiliar with the background that the author (whoever that may be) was unsure.
Sorry if my denouncement came across too harshly. Of course there are more important things to think about.
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