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Re: [Tinycc-devel] tcc coding style question

From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] tcc coding style question
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 23:38:12 +0100
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On 2019-01-24 17:50:39 +0000, avih wrote:
> While `git blame -w` does skip white spaces changes, not all
> tools/editors use it.

In this case, the user could use an alias "blame = blame -w" in his
git configuration.

> In general, I think it's better to not do style-only changes except
> in lines/functions which are touched for "proper" reasons.

Actually this is not only style. There are technical issues with them.
Spaces at the end of a line can be lost, and tabs are automatically
converted to spaces in some contexts. Thus avoiding tabs and trailing
spaces makes patches more robust (e.g. if they appear on the web).
Moreover, tabs make diffs less readable.

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