[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add http://EditorConfig.org configuration

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jan 6 16:32:27 UTC 2017

On 07/01/17 02:14, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> On 01/04/2017 12:35 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
>> This will not be included.  We have already rejected additions for
>> several other editors (and the vim mode lines already annoy me...)
> Okay. Will you accept a patch to add vim modelines to every single file
> in libmakepkg instead? Because it seems to be missing from there ;) and
> I only noticed the problem after writing a bunch of changes and noticing
> the diff was horribly screwed up.
> I didn't even realize that this project used vim modelines until you
> said something, but I haven't really looked at the C part.
> Personally, I saw EditorConfig and said "this is finally the solution".
> It lets you specify project coding standards in machine-readable format
> *once* and then editors get to interpret that, e.g. via editor plugins
> created by the EditorConfig project. But hey, standards proliferate and
> all that, I get where you are coming from too.
> Please do reconsider as Christian Hesse said, whether it makes sense to
> switch now, once, and get rid of modelines forever. But I am okay with
> either solution, so long as I don't have to deal with my default
> settings clashing with the project standards.

I'd prefer no vim modelines and no editorconfig file.


(Aren't editors smart enough these days to recognise that files full
with tab indents should be tab indented...)

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