[PATCH] FCI work for cabinet.dll [cabinet-fci-patch-02b.diff]

Mitchell Mebane mmebane at ev1.net
Sun Jun 12 10:03:53 CDT 2005

Dustin Navea wrote:

> Ok, Now I am getting fed up with all this petty bickering over indent 
> amounts.  Alexandre wants 4 space indents.  As soon as I get Linux 
> installed on my box, I'm going to _MANUALLY_ go through every single 
> file and make sure that we have 4 space indent, since I wouldnt know 
> how to write up a script to do it automatically..  Then I'm going to 
> make diffs and submit patches.  I honestly prefer 2-space, but at the 
> same time, I can understand why most devs prefer 4 space.  My question 
> is though, how long will it take once the changes have been made 
> before the  code is all mixed up again?  Is there any way we can just 
> not accept patches that dont conform? Of course if we do that, there 
> would be some angry devs, so maybe a compromise for this would be to 
> accept the patch but run a script to auto format it to 4 space before 
> it gets committed to CVS??
> Dustin
> Gerold J. Wucherpfennig wrote:
>> Sorry Dimi, my opinion differs here too...
>> 1. I don't want to type the spacebar 4 times an ident is made
>>     (though I could configure the text editor to do "this" for me).
>> 2. I want to stick to the maximum column width of 80 chars. With
>>     5 idents in a line that would only left 60 chars of code compared
>>     to 70.
>> 3. In my opinion with an ident of 2 chars you can clearly distinguish
>>     two diffent idents though my eyes are really not the best, so an 
>> ident
>>     of 4 chars is unnecessary.
>> 4. I don't want to use 4-space idents if there are other wine developers
>>     who also use differing idents, because I not convinced of 4-space 
>> idents.
> .
I've always wondered, why not tabs? Any decent text editor can display 
tabs however wide someone wants them to be. Wouldn't that solve the 
whole problem? Or is there some other problem with tabs that I'm missing?

--Mitchell Mebane

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
-- Franklin P. Adams

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