Adam Treat manyoso at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 10 12:49:05 UTC 2005

On Thursday 10 March 2005 6:01 am, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas wrote:
> > so? we have a public mailing list. Alexander is not the only one that has
> > _right_ on the code.
> I'm very much with roberto on this one. And besides that it was _his_ code.

It wasn't just Roberto's code.  The formatting was messed up all over 
languages/cpp with several different coding styles all over the place.  Some 
files exhibited multiple coding styles in the very same file.  So, we are 
left with a situation where the coding style is inconsistent in individual 
files, not to mention the whole of the cpp language part.  There was no way 
to tell what the 'correct' style was and no way to tell who was responsible 
for which coding styles.

Now at least the style is consistent.  That's all that really matters for me.  
If I'm going to be working on the code without making my eyes bleed and 
giving me renewed migraines every 15 minutes I just want some consistent 
formatting.  If not for all of kdevelop (which really would be nice you know) 
then at least across major sub modules like languages/cpp and the like and 
for chrissakes I think formatting in a file should be consistent.

The only real debatable problem is the problem with cvs merges, but even 
Roberto says it isn't really a problem.

> > > something we both agreed on, in addition to making the formatting
> >
> > just a stupid question. Why tabs? I think, but maybe I'm wrong,
> > KDevelop/C++ is the only project in KDE using tabs and not spaces. This
> > is very annoying for me.. you know, I have "replace tabs with spaces"
> > checked in Kate :)
> Me too. No tabs please, tabs made sense in the old computer days to save a
> couple of bytes per line, but nowadays they just messthings up.
> I'm also a "replace tabs with spaces" fan.

FWIW, I don't like tabs either, but do you want to go through another major 
cvs change formatting it to all spaces?  All this pining for spaces makes me 
think that the problem wasn't the cvs diffs it is just individual developers 
griping that their preffered formatting style wasn't the chosen one.  If so, 
get over it as at least the situation is now consistent.  Whatever the style, 
it is better than the horror that was the formatting across languages/cpp.

> Regards,

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