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Re: Re: [PROPOSAL] Change of convention for multiline string literals

From: Jonathan Gilbert <o2w9gs702_at_sneakemail.com>
Date: 2007-03-22 06:29:46 CET

At 10:12 PM 3/18/2007 -0500, I wrote:
[snip]
>In light of this, I would like to revise my proposal to suggest that the
>macro be named either EOL or NL (to keep it as short as possible), that it
>be defined in a Subversion-internal header so that it is not visible to
>outside code (as it lacks the SVN_ prefix that would otherwise keep it from
>polluting the namespace), and that the EOL or NL tokens be lined up so that
>they terminate in the 79th column. In the event that a line of text really
>cannot be broken up and it is long enough that the EOL or NL token could
>not be lined up in this manner with at least 2 characters of separation
>from the text, the EOL or NL should be placed wherever the end of that
>particular line is with the two spaces of separation.

In the hopes of somehow at least partly extricating my foot from my mouth,
attached is a revised patch which uses NL instead of SVN_NL, defines this
new namespace-less macro in include/private/svn_compat.h (following a brief
chat on IRC with C. Michael Pilato) and lines things up so that, as much as
possible, they fit nicely into an 80x25 console window. I even reviewed the
changes by opening the files in VIM on Windows in a default 80x25 console
window. :-)

I also thought it would make sense to propose the use of NL over
APR_EOL_STR only for multiline string literals, so I reverted the changes
in the previous version of the patch which changed APR_EOL_STR where used
in other places, such as parameters to functions, newline matching, etc.
The patch is a bit smaller, though not a lot since the bulk of the changes
still apply and are simply a little bit different.

Thoughts? Ready to be applied?

Thanks,

Jonathan Gilbert

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