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Re: Whitespace cleanup

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Whitespace cleanup
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:58:51 +0200

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso
<address@hidden> wrote:

> The indentation offset is rarely 8, so I guess tabs get inserted only
> after 4 levels of indentation, creating a horrible mix.

In the Emacs sources? I have tab-width set to 8 and I've never seen
any misalignment caused by tab width.

> Can we just run M-x whitespace-cleanup on all elisp shipped by Emacs,
> since someone always misunderstands how to use tabs correctly? This
> cleanup does some additional things like removing trailing spaces. I
> thought the complaint against this is that we don't want to see
> whitespace changes in diffs, but those can be hidden now.

What you propose will make most lines in elisp files to be "new" from
Bazaar's POV, sabotaging the usefulness of "bzr annotate".


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