Editing maintained ports

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Wed Jan 7 06:23:53 PST 2015

On 2015-01-07 15:08, Joshua Root wrote:
> On 2015-1-8 00:09 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> Existing source files, including Portfiles, containing tabs should have them converted to spaces, and have the modeline added declaring that.
>>> You can do this to ports you maintain, or ports which are unmaintained. For maintained ports, whether openmaintainer or not, you should get consent from the maintainer first.
>>> Maintainers should proactively make this change in all their ports without needing to be asked.
>> OK, sure, but what if maintainers don't do the change?
> Tabs or spaces in portfiles is the maintainer's choice, as documented in

I doubt Portfile authors/maintainers ever read the HACKING document as
it is part of base. Shouldn't we move this information to the guide?


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