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On Saturday 25 of June 2011 22:32:43 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> On 25-06-2011 14:23, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 6:16 PM, justin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Another question, do we have a rule, how the metadata.xml has to be
> >> indented? Tabs or n spaces?
> > There's no rule, but we should follow the same rule as ebuilds —
> > indentation should be with a tab that's displayed as 4 spaces in
> > editors (no expansion of tabs to spaces).
> Talking from my own experience when doing retirement stuff, there seems
> to be two large currents on metadata.xml in the tree, using tabs and 2
> spaces for indentation.
> I personally prefer tabs, but I also like using EAPI="<version>",
> sorting everything alphabetically and even use the following depend blocks:
> a? ( <X> )
> b? ( <Y> )
> c? (
^^ is actually the main point of my "ebuild formatting nazi" agenda (usually
followed by "oh why did you break formatting in my shiny ebuild!11, revert!"
chants by various developers in case I happened to touch packages of theirs).
I never understood the reason after keeping deps not sorted alphabetically
where order doesn't matter - it's like someone purposely made ebuild harder to
read - it's counter productive.
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