Reply to post: Why not C style the Kernel?

Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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Why not C style the Kernel?

I am a bit surprised this discussion even had to be started.

Solaris has been C style clean for decades and hooks are used to prevent any push into the tree that does not pass the C style checker.

Presumably the kernel could be C style cleaned up and new integrations automatically blocked unless the changes were also C style clean.

I am somewhat surprised that the Linux Kernel people haven't been doing this all along.

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