Whitespaces in Portfile

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Jul 16 14:40:28 PDT 2008

On Jul 16, 2008, at 16:08, Uwe Schwartz wrote:

> Rainer Müller schrieb:
>> Uwe Schwartz wrote:
>>> are there any conventions about tabs and whitespaces in Portfile?
>>> I couldn't find any hints in the wiki or in the guide.
>> http://guide.macports.org/#development.practices.portstyle
>> Additionally, watch out for trailing whitespace - especially when the
>> line should end with a backslash. Use 'port lint', it prints a  
>> warning
>> for this.
> 'port lint' is much more convenient than 'portindex'

Some whitespace warnings that port lint currently prints will be  
removed or will only appear when using a switch:


port lint does not currently warn if you use tabs in your portfile,  
though spaces are preferred instead of tabs.

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