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

From: Ivan Zhakov <chemodax_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-29 01:05:46 CEST

On 3/28/07, Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> wrote:
>
> On Mar 21, 2007, at 10:29 PM, Jonathan Gilbert wrote:
>
> > 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?
>
> +1 on the patch. BTW, you may get some conflicts, since I recently
> updated some of the text in the generated files, and I saw the old
> text in the patch.
>
I'm +1 on latest version of patch too. Johathan, could you update your
patch to trunk and provide log message?

Small glitch: may be better put ';' after 'NL' to next line, to fit in
79 columns.

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
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