On 2008-07-04, Ryan Davis <ryand-ruby / zenspider.com> wrote:
> Don't get your panties so bunched up... these days it really is just a  
> style thing.

No.  If it were "just a style thing", there would not exist code where the
semantics are significantly changed by choice of declaration style, but there
does.

Now, you may think that the semantic differences don't come up very often,
and in some code this may be correct.  However, there really is a difference;
it is not "just a style thing".

> There is nothing Tristen will write where K&R vs ANSI  
> will be an issue. That is almost entirely guaranteed. If it were a  
> possibility, then Tristen would already know the difference because  
> he'd be an old suspender wearing bearded UNIX type.

There's really no correlation there.

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