Register keyword removal

Robert Garrett rg70 at
Tue Aug 12 20:12:00 PDT 2003

Matthew Dillon wrote:

> :-On [20030812 12:42], Hiten Pandya (hmp at xxxxxxxx) wrote:
> :>I had patches for removing *all* register keywords across the
> :>FreeBSD base, sys; but they were rejected because everyone
> :>thought of it as diff churn... oh well...
> :
> :Perhaps remove them when you encounter the files when you are working on
> :things.
> :
> :--
> :Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)> / asmodai
>     Personally speaking I like the kitchen sink approach for something
>     as simple as this.  Get it done and over with, I say, so we can move
>     on to something else.  The only thing I might try to avoid touching
>     would be 'contrib', but everything else is fair game.
>     And, yes, I also agree that DragonFly is in a unique position to be
>     able to do these sorts of mass changes with minimal disruption.  But
>     even within the FreeBSD development base __P() and register keyword
>     removal would not present any significant disruption as long as it
>     were decreed by core to get around all the individual developer's
>     ownership and ego issues.
> -Matt
> Matthew Dillon
> <dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
And That is the real issue :)


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