Strange CVS problem (help!!!)

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Sep 11 12:34:17 CDT 2002

"Dimitrie O. Paun" <dpaun at> writes:

> I think it should be turned off. It causes a lot of grief, for very little
> gain, if any. Moreover, now you have a tool in the tree that does that
> automatically, and cleverly.

Well, that's precisely the point, the tool is only useful if the
sources are reasonably clean to start with. Otherwise running the tool
is going to create thousands of differences and that makes it useless.
If some people use the tool then everybody has to use it, otherwise
it's a constant fight between adding and removing spaces.

> If you think whitespaces are a problem, *you* apply it say, once a year.
> Or every 5 years, I don't care.

Personally I don't think it's a problem at all. I'm happy to ignore
trailing spaces and send all patches that attempt to remove them to
/dev/null. Patrik may feel differently though <g>

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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