How do you feel about the mix usage of tab and leading white spaces? The code is mangled because some liens use a tab and some use white spaces. I do not think the choice of tab vs white spaces is code representation.
On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 2:05 PM Simon Kelley <si...@thekelleys.org.uk> wrote: > There seems to be confusion here between code style, and code > representation. > > Code style, ie layout, indent width, is not negotiable. > > Code representation is the use of tab characters at 8-character stops. > If your IDE or other device doesn't use 8 characher stops, it will > mangle code. That doesn't mean the code is badly formatted, it means > your display method is incompatible. > > It's quite possible to get around this by running expand on every > commit, so that only spaces are used in the repo. It's even possible to > run expand on every existing file, at the expense of polluting the logs. > I don't think there are any other downsides to this. > > Or people could configure IDEs and editors to use sane tab stops. > > Cheers, > > Simon. > > On 07/09/2019 18:21, john doe wrote: > > On 9/7/2019 6:25 PM, Shota Hino wrote: > >> Whatever the width of the tab is, converting all tabs to whitespaces (or > >> the other way around) would be better. > >> If code formatting was forced at the time of each commit, there would > be no > >> need for anybody to set the tab width on their editor. > >> Consistent coding style will help more developers in the future. > >> > >> > >> > > > > I agree, consistent code is best, clear guideline could be usefull for > > new code. > > Simon Kelley, the belligerent dictator of the Dnsmasq project will need > > to way in on such changes though. > > > > -- > > John Doe > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list > > Dnsmasqemail@example.com > > http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dnsmasq-discuss > > > > _______________________________________________ > Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list > Dnsmasqfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dnsmasq-discuss >
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