Portfile whitespace issues

James Berry jberry at macports.org
Thu Mar 15 08:09:15 PDT 2007

On Mar 15, 2007, at 7:41 AM, Paul Guyot wrote:

>> On Mar 15, 2007, at 3:12 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> There were not that many participants. I tried to put up a fight  
>>> in favor of keeping hard tabs, but I was the only one. :-) Upon  
>>> further consideration, I don't think I really care that much one  
>>> way or another, and I do recognize that a whole class of spacing  
>>> issues we currently have in Portfiles would not occur if we did  
>>> not use tabs. So, let's take 'em out!
>> 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.
>> So, my vote would be for continuing the old policy and not getting  
>> all whitespace-crazy on everything (it makes sense to have one  
>> whitespace convention for base/ code, though).
> I concur.

I agree with Paul. The less we dictate the better, except where it's  


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