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From: Stuart Herbert <stuart@g.o>
To: George Shapovalov <george@g.o>, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Some 'proper coding' notes for ebuilds
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2003 20:37:04
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Some 'proper coding' notes for ebuilds by George Shapovalov
1 On Sunday 03 August 2003 9:27 pm, George Shapovalov wrote:
2 > Well, looks like there is no one around who remembers this thing, so I
3 > guess I'll chime in:
5 ;-)
7 > While not really used nowadays, lintool is still a
8 > usefull tool, albeit unmaintained :(.
10 As a new developer, I've been told repeatedly that lintool is not worth using.
11 Heck, it even says that in the Ebuild howto on the website, iirc.
13 > There has been a discussion of this issue, I believe over a year ago
14 > already. It has been decided that this indeed is a serious issue, worth
15 > being brought into the policy (main reason I beleive was to settle the
16 > never-ending debates). everybody agreed that it should be either all spaces
17 > or all tabs (I hope nobody would want it otherwise nowadays?)
19 Urgh ;-)
21 Although, I will admit, that most ebuilds are trivial enough to be indented
22 using just tabs.
24 > Oh, should I mention that I am on a tabbed side ;)?
26 I'd never have guessed ;-)
28 > Above makes this a non-issue, and as I described in the beginning we do
29 > have that enforceent and we put it in place upon discussing alternatives
30 > and on purpose.
32 Second urgh.
34 What's next - forcing people to use emacs over vi, or vice versa? ;-)
35 Seriously, I refer you back to my previous post about why engineers use
36 coding standards.
38 Best regards,
39 Stu
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Some 'proper coding' notes for ebuilds George Shapovalov <george@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Some 'proper coding' notes for ebuilds Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>