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I think the idea is that Linux has two orders of magnitude more loops, so one order of magnitude more 4-level-indentations is actually an improvement over Git's code, by ratio.

It's not as if Torvalds wrote the entire codebase by himself, anyway.




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Git and linux were both written (originally) by Torvalds.

And both use a fair amount of deep indentation.


Right. I wasn't really commenting on whether git/linux were coded "correctly" in either case, just that it's not a very helpful metric for the larger conversation.


Fair enough. And my (flippant) comment was on two very large, very successful projects written predominantly in C with thousands of contributors.

Whether >3 level of indentation is "good", IDK. But it happens a lot. And I'm a practical man.




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