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svn blame and code reformatting (was: [VOTE] space before paren policy)

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2006-01-30 12:03:38 CET

On 2006-01-29 08:37:12 -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> Folks, remember that reformatting old code will affect 'svn blame'
> information, and may make it harder to apply some currently
> outstanding patches. I'm not saying these issues should be decisive,
> just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of them before voting.

Concerning 'svn blame', is this a good reason? I've noticed that
there is the same problem when the indentation must be changed
(e.g. because a 'if' is added...). IMHO, 'svn blame' should have
an option to be space-insensitive (possibly depending of where
the space occurs -- and this could depend on the svn:mime-type

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