Portfile whitespace issues
ecronin at gizmolabs.org
Thu Mar 15 07:53:16 PDT 2007
On Mar 15, 2007, at 10:33 AM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2007-03-15 10:15:58 -0400, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> The old rule was that Porfiles should be internally consistent.
>> That was it - and I don't think it's so bad to let portfile authors
>> handle things however they want as long as the result isn't totally
>> unreadable for everything else.
> But this makes writing Portfile patches (with the author's style)
> more complex.
Exactly... Its a real pain as a patch-maker to figure out when this
is happening, because my natural (soft)tabstop is 4 and Portfiles
using \t and ' ' appear exactly the same... Other times I have
to try tabstops between 3 and 10 until things line up to guess what
the author used.
If we continue to let maintainers pick their own tabstop and soft vs
hard setting, can we update the Portfile style guide to include a
modeline comment? (or can expand/unexpand guess this for me somehow?)
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