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Re: RFC: status icon support

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: RFC: status icon support
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 06:26:14 -0800

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

  > Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
  > > Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
  > >
  > >   >     Please no K&R in new code.  
  > >   > 
  > >   > We have no policy against K&R style.  I recently accepted non-K&R
  > >   > function definitions in Emacs sources, but I still do not particularly
  > >   > like it.  K&R style is easier to read anyway.
  > >
  > > It might be easier to read for you personally, but it is harder for
  > > people that have never written/read any K&R code. Some emacs
  > > contributors have started programming after C was standardized, so they
  > > never had a chance to know any different (and its quite possible that
  > > some were even born after the standardization).
  > Old-style function definitions are still part of the C standard.  They
  > are only marked obsolescent.

And because of that they are not being used, people are not being taught
about them. They might exist from the language lawyer point of view, but
for practical purposes they don't exist for large number of

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