Jesse Barnes jbarnes at engr.sgi.com
Thu Sep 2 18:02:36 PDT 2004

On Thursday, September 2, 2004 5:48 pm, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Thursday 02 September 2004 20:28, Lee Revell wrote:
> > I get tons of warnings compiling xorg.  Is anyone making a concerted
> > effort to clean up the code?  Are there any coding standards I could
> > refer to for the recommended way to clean these up?  I would be willing
> > to help but I don't want to duplicate any efforts.
> Sounds like you're volunteering ;).  No one is undertaking such a project
> that I know of, though I'm vaguely planning to convert all the K&R-style
> code to ANSI sometime after 6.8 ships.  This would at least take care of
> the "function declaration is not a prototype" warnings.

Sounds like good stuff for the Xjanitor project too.

> As usual, the best way to do this would be to open a bug for it, attach the
> patch, and await feedback.  Best to do it in stages too, for example all of
> one class of warning for just the video drivers in one patch, to make it
> easier to review.

It's better to file a bug then post a patch to the list?  Won't more people 
see the patch if it goes to the list?  Ideally, a head janitor with checkin 
access could checkin such a patch after it had been approved by the list.  At 
least, that seems to work pretty well for lkml, but I'm biased.


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