#qi-hardware IRC log for Friday, 2016-07-15

DocScrutinizer05http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/11/linus_torvalds_in_sweary_rant_about_punctuation_in_kernel_comments/  krhrhrhr03:46
DocScrutinizer05((very black)) indeed, what the heck is that?03:48
wpwrak(linus) nice. i find that "networking style" particularly offensive, too. good to see that it gets some flaming :)04:02
DocScrutinizer05we just discussed nested comments in another channel04:16
DocScrutinizer05interesting - it seems gcc supports nesting nowadays, while we agreed that originally neither Kernigan nor Ritchie had that idea04:17
DocScrutinizer05which makes me wonder how that goes along with compatibility for old source code04:18
DocScrutinizer05well, probably a /* comment /* like /* this*/ wouldn't compile at all in new gcc then, so at least it doesn't go unnoticed04:19
DocScrutinizer05if only a single compiler error "comment not closed" gets thrown04:20
DocScrutinizer05[2016-07-15 Fri 05:15:09] <furrywolf> actually, googling suggests gcc handles nested comments by default.04:21
DocScrutinizer05[2016-07-15 Fri 05:15:20] <furrywolf> since there's a -W option to bitch at you for using them.04:21
DocScrutinizer05<DocScrutinizer05> I recall having a editor macro for that which did convert all /\(_*\)\*  to /\1_\* and same for */, between a block that gets /* commented out */. And inverse for deleting a /*, until next */ which would also get deleted. "so /* this */ comment"  would become: "/* so /_* this *_/ comment */'04:38
DocScrutinizer05[2016-07-15 Fri 05:33:57] <DocScrutinizer05> I wonder what Linus would utter, seeing this ;-P04:40
DocScrutinizer05most recent KiCAD in a VM, built yesterday (the VM also is a complete build environment): vagrant init Neo900-KiCAD  http://neo900.files.dev-1.org/vagrantboxes/kicad_1920x1080__root-devuan_compile-kicad/kicad-xfce-devuan.box; vagrant up; #login compile, kicad  (ETA for upload: now+2h)04:51
DocScrutinizer05vagrant install: https://releases.hashicorp.com/vagrant/1.8.4/   https://www.vagrantup.com/docs/installation/04:52
DocScrutinizer05root login: root, devuan04:54
DocScrutinizer05there's a shared dir ./kicad04:57
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