[RFC] ignore white space changes in commit mails

André Wöbbeking Woebbeking at kde.org
Mon Jan 11 19:07:52 GMT 2010

On Sunday 10 January 2010, Michael Pyne wrote:
> On Sunday 10 January 2010 13:59:36 André Wöbbeking wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > as more and more developers are removing trailing white spaces
> > automatically many commit mails are cluttered by these changes.
> > Please ignore them in commit mails.
> Perhaps we could automatically SVN_SILENT these changes

How? The developers also make some real changes normally. I'm not 
speaking about reformatting code via astyle.

> but I would
> not strip them out entirely, there's a risk that if we mess up the
> implementation of that feature that someone could slip something
> malicious into a "whitespace- only" change (no I don't have an
> example, merely paranoia ;)
> > pros:
> > - as the real change becomes more "visible" it's easier to review
> This is a good reason to make the change, but perhaps we should make
> the improvement in e.g. Kompare instead of the commit mails?

So you want to start Kompare for every commit mail?


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