[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/2] Change Vim modeline in prototypes from "ts=2 sw=2 et" to "noet"

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 21:09:43 EST 2012

On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> On 17/11/12 09:06, Jason St. John wrote:
>>> From: "Jason St. John" <jstjohn at purdue.edu>
>>> It makes little sense to "force" users to replace tabs with spaces, with
>>> a width of 2. These settings should be configured by the user in their
>>> own ~/.vimrc.
>>> Bluewind stated on IRC that removing "et" is a bad idea and that it
>>> would be better to just turn that setting off with "noet". By "forcing"
>>> the use of tabs, this supports better compatibility between various user
>>> preferences because the width of tabs/indents is, and should be, an
>>> editor setting.
>> It makes even less sense to "force" users to have vim modelines at all.
>>  My vote is to remove them completely from the prototypes.
> I disagree on this; it is all too easy to start intermingling tabs and
> spaces in these otherwise. The original patch idea seems fine to me.

Err; keep et/noet in docs; drop them in prototypes seems fine. Got my
emails crossed there.


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