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Re: Requirements concerning GNU Mach additions

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Requirements concerning GNU Mach additions
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 01:29:22 +0200
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On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:53:47 +0200, Richard Braun <rbraun@sceen.net> wrote:
> What are the requirements concerning additions (specifically, new files)
> in GNU Mach ? In particular, what coding style should be used for them ?

| Try to not introduce spurious, unneeded changes, e.g., whitespace
| changes.
| Adhere to the coding conventions that are already used. These are
| usually the GNU Coding Standards
| <http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/> for stuff written by
| ourselves, including new files, of course.
| GNU Mach code is largely based on external code. Don't GNU-ify it, as
| this would make merging external patches unnecessarily difficult.

In GNU Mach, new files typically use the GNU Coding Standards, for
example: i386/i386/io_perm.c.  Other new files don't, for example:
xen/block.c.  I don't really care, as long as there's some consistency
(per file, for example).


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