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Re: half of emacs lisp files tested positive for trailing whitespace


From: Alexander Pohoyda
Subject: Re: half of emacs lisp files tested positive for trailing whitespace
Date: 24 Dec 2003 15:25:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> > Gentlemen, wearing my show-trailing-whitespace xray-specs all day long
> > has made me acutely aware of the waste current these days.  Indeed,
> > emacs authors should be required to wear them too, as half of the
> > files on this quick sample returned positive results when tested for
> > trailing whitespace:
> 
> How about sending patches to remove all that slack?

This might be not extra performant, but works:

find ./ -name "*.el" -exec emacs -batch {} --eval="(progn 
(delete-trailing-whitespace) (and (buffer-modified-p) (save-buffer)))" \;

I think that Dan is right and developers should take care about this
before they commit changes.


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