I've been experimenting a bit with mass code base reformats approaches on
GeoTools (used as a guinea
pig and hoping to transfer the same approach on GeoWebCache and Geoserver
too, hence the
cross post).
I wrote a document to share my findings here (read only, but can be
commented on), along with links
to branches where the reformatting happened:


Originally I was thinking of approaching mass reformat in a code sprint,
but since we have none planned,
a "lightweight" approach doing the smallest amount of work for the greatest
benefit seems also

Of the reformat approaches above, I cannot argue with the tooling and
effectiveness of the Google style one,
but indenting only 2 spaces leaves me a bit "cold", the code is flatter and
structures seem harder to
locate... it may well be just a matter of habit.

The intellij command line one + checkstyle changes our approach to
formatting less, but will
require more manual work on setting up checkstyle the way we want it, and
seems to have more

So... would you like to see one of these actually committed and enforced?
Expressions of interest to help in this endeavor?


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