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Re: resolving backslash newline whisky tango foxtrot: a proposal

On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 06:28:21PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
> Per Bothner wrote:
> > Dave Korn wrote:
> >> Per, please.  We've been through these ***exact*** interchanges before.
> >> You're now just reiterating the entire thread.  You aren't adding
> >> anything new,
> > 
> > I didn't see my specific proposal ('\\' follow by space is not a line
> > continuation *and* an improved -Wcomment defaults to on when no options
> > are given) in the previous discussion, though of course the issues and
> > possibilities were covered in excessive depth.
>   True, but we've been through all the arguments about what should be the
> 'correct' behaviour, and everyone had basically agreed that there was no one
> behaviour that would satisfy (where 'satisfy' means 'not oblige them to
> rewrite megalines of legacy code') everyone, which is why I felt you were
> retreading already-covered ground.

It was precisely because there is no one behavior that would satisfy
everyone that I proposed the -f flag.

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