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Re: Please watch out for whitespace changes.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-01-21 19:05:20 CET

On 1/20/07, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
> In general I have also run into issues diff'ing and merging branches
> with gratuitous whitespace differences. As such I am in total
> agreement. After people have been burned once they are forever twice
> shy. But people just starting out will not have that experience yet.
>
> I just reviewed the HACKING guidelines and did not see any help there
> to guide people on this topic. Without being able to suggest anything
> useful to say there let me still suggest that I think this would be a
> great topic for the HACKING file. This would help people contributing
> to have a good patch and commit process. I know that many projects
> have a strict whitespace policy enforced by pre-commit scripts.

I completely agree -- and would you like to write the patch to hacking.html? :-)

-Karl

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