Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 4:16 PM, Piotr Stefaniak
> <> wrote:
>> I think I've managed to improve pg_bsd_indent's handling of two types of
>> cases.

> Wow, that seems pretty great.  I haven't scrutinized your changes to
> pg_bsd_indent, but effect_on_pg.diff looks like a large improvement.

I'm excited about this too, not least because it suggests that maybe
bsdindent isn't quite as opaque as it appears.  I'd love to see a fix
for its brain damage around function pointer typedef formatting, too.

Assuming this patch withstands more careful review, we will need to think
about project policy for how/when to apply such fixes.  The last time
we made any real change to pgindent's behavior was when we changed its
wrapping of comment blocks back around 8.1 ... and I cursed that decision
at least weekly for the next five years, because it caused constant
back-patching pain.  If we make a change like this, I think we should
*strongly* consider reindenting all the live back branches along with

                        regards, tom lane

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