On Oct 25, 2013 12:24 PM, "Dan Prince" <dpri...@redhat.com> wrote: > > -1 > > Slight preference for keeping them. I personally would go the other way and just add them everywhere.
May I ask why? Do you use the modeline? > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Joe Gordon" <joe.gord...@gmail.com> > > To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List" < firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:38:57 AM > > Subject: [openstack-dev] Remove vim modelines? > > > > Since the beginning of OpenStack we have had vim modelines all over the > > codebase, but after seeing this patch > > https://review.opeenstack.org/#/c/50891/< https://review.openstack.org/#/c/50891/>I > > took a further look into vim modelines and think we should remove > > them. > > Before going any further, I should point out these lines don't bother me > > too much but I figured if we could get consensus, then we could shrink our > > codebase by a little bit. > > I'm not sure removing these counts as a meaningful codebase reduction. These lines can mostly be ignored. Likewise, If the foundation required us to double or triple our Apache license headers I would count that as a codebase increase. > > > > > Sidenote: This discussion is being moved to the mailing list because it > > 'would > > be better to have a mailing list thread about this rather than bits and > > pieces of discussion in gerrit' as this change requires multiple patches. > > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/51295/. > > > > > > Why remove them? > > > > * Modelines aren't supported by default in debian or ubuntu due to security > > reasons: https://wiki.python.org/moin/Vim > > * Having modelines for vim means if someone wants we should support > > modelines for emacs ( > > http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/emacs.html#Specifying-File-Variables ) > > etc. as well. And having a bunch of headers for different editors in each > > file seems like extra overhead. > > * There are other ways of making sure tabstop is set correctly for python > > files, see https://wiki.python.org/moin/Vim. I am a vIm user myself and > > have never used modelines. > > * We have vim modelines in only 828 out of 1213 python files in nova (68%), > > so if anyone is using modelines today, then it only works 68% of the time > > in nova > > * Why have the same config 828 times for one repo alone? This violates the > > DRY principle (Don't Repeat Yourself). > > > > > > Related Patches: > > https://review.openstack.org/#/c/51295/ > > https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/nova+branch:master+topic:noboilerplate,n,z > > > > best, > > Joe > > > > _______________________________________________ > > OpenStack-dev mailing list > > OpenStackemail@example.com > > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > > > > _______________________________________________ > OpenStack-dev mailing list > OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev
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