Getting the right kind of contributions
Posted May 30, 2008 1:23 UTC (Fri) by pr1268
In reply to: Getting the right kind of contributions
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We obviously need a programming language in which there is only one valid way to write a given sequence of tokens, and all other inputs generate compiler errors.
Such a language already exists: RPG. Just don't expect to see much Linux kernel development in it anytime soon!
Here's yet another (audacious) proposal: Let's get rid of whitespace altogether (except, of course, those spaces required by the C language, i.e., after type declarations, or those in string literals). This would mean one unified coding standard which would not be subject to debate.
Pray that the whitespace-free code works right, because debugging and modifying it would be a real nightmare!
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