[pacman-dev] [PATCH] whitespace fixes for libalpm

VMiklos vmiklos at frugalware.org
Mon Feb 20 19:09:35 EST 2006

On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 10:02:44PM +0100, Aurelien Foret <aurelien at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Well, these spaces were added on purpose to ease readability.
> There are lots of others instructions following this scheme in the whole 
> code.
> If it does not fit your coding rules, please say it so.

if we use tabs, everyone is free to set tabspace to 2/8/etc in his
favorite editor. if we use spaces, this freedom is lost

the coding style in each project is different. for example in our
projects we prefer tabs instead of spaces and curly brackets and the
start of the line. as far as i see, the style at pacman is to have curly
brackets at the end of the line and use tabs. that's why i sent the

also in an other project where i was a contributor earlier (MPlayer)
the rule was that everyone is allowed to use his favorite coding style,
but no cosmetics is allowed

if you think the current "homogeneous but cosmetics allowed" style at
pacman is not proper, then let's discuss this

udv / greetings,

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