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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Again, why whitespace cleanups

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Again, why whitespace cleanups
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 09:37:43 -0400

In lists.arch.users, you wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 03:00:04AM -0400, James Blackwell wrote:
>> Please take a look at this screenshot to see why whitespace fixes are
>> important.
>> <a href=">Here</a>
> Not important enough.

It is to me, because I use those merge tools to perform a lot of merges
every day. :) 

Besides, as I've mentioned several times already, for all practical
purposes, this _barely_ affects anybody's tree.

By the way, Miles, how badly does it conflict with your patches? Did you
check yet? 

I want this. I really want this. And I've done enough work for the
project that everybody's gonna be nice to me and give me this one while
rolling their eyes


> [I presume that image is supposed to demonstrate the broken display code in
> whatever tool that is, but I note that the it appears to be comparing two
> copies of the same file with differing whitespace -- exactly the sort of
> lossage your proposed "fixes" will cause!]

Actualy, I used the whitespace fix patch as the example of how tabs look
with meld.

> 80% of success is just showing up.  --Woody Allen

James Blackwell          Try something fun: For the next 24 hours, give
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