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Re: Best Practices

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-08-02 00:07:13 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> Hmmm. Let me try to explain myself more clearly: There are two paths
> this specific example could take:
> 1. "You should use consistent formatting because it makes your code
> easier to read, and not everyone has wide screens and
> line-ending-tolerant editors."
> versus
> 2. "If you use only spaces for indentation, and maintain a
> consistent indentation style, then the 'svn diff' command will
> not show spurious diffs. Also, you should know about the
> following options to 'svn diff -x'..."
> They're both about formatting, but (2) is geared toward the Subversion
> Handbook, where as (1) is not. I'm always okay with stuff of the (2)
> variety, but feel strongly that we shouldn't include stuff of the (1)
> variety.
> Keep it about Subversion, or clearly related to Subversion, that's all
> I'm saying.

I'm +1 on this, and only this. :)


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