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Re: Enforcing Code Style

From: BRM <bm_witness_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:46:57 -0700 (PDT)

FYI - I meant to forward my reply earlier to the list for everyone's benefit. I do agree that it would solve a lot of the objections, and it would resolve the requirement too - something that was not done once, but enforced over time as well.


----- Original Message ----
From: Tom Browder <tom.browder_at_gmail.com>
To: BRM <bm_witness_at_yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 1:24:05 PM
Subject: Re: Enforcing Code Style

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 12:01 PM, BRM <bm_witness_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> How about setting up a specific user (e.g. codeFormatter) with read/write permissions to the repository, then setup a scheduled task/cron job to check out the code, apply the formatting, and check it back in. You'd then be able to attribute the changes directly to that user - and therefore the reformatting itself. You could even control the frequency of the checks - one a day, one a week, etc.
> Just a thought.

Ben, that's a good thought. I think that might override some of
John's objections if I can enforce some kind of consolidated change
log such as is used with the GCC project.


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