On 24 December 2015 at 06:28, <jcup...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 December 2015 at 10:55, john smith <kingstonf...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I had a read of https://github.com/GNOME/gimp/blob/master/HACKING but
>> there is no mention of line length in the style guide.
> GIMP uses a lightly modified GNU style, so 80 characters line length.
>> However, I can't help feeling that the code might be more readable
>> with a slightly longer line length.
> Perhaps! But it's all 80 and is very unlikely to be changed. If you submit a
> patch which breaks the 80 rule you'll probably be asked to reformat.
> Consistency trumps almost all other considerations in a large project.
>> Is the code auto-formatted or done by hand?
> There's no auto format on commit.
> There are lots of tools which can format GNU style, for example the standard
> "indent" filter defaults to GNU. It will sometimes mess up comment
> formatting though. Google have a very fancy code reformatter which might do
> a better job.
> (I'm not actually a gimp dev, but that's my understanding of the situation,
> corrections pls.)
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