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
> >
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