[Libreoffice] LibreOffice Code Cleanup Patch

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Fri Jan 27 01:51:29 PST 2012

On Fri, 2012-01-27 at 10:19 +0530, Muthu Subramanian K wrote:
> Its nice to see those patches. But, it will be nice to see/use the
> tools/scripts directly

	So - -really- I'm less convinced of that. As I said - this busts our

	It is true that we did a big whitespace cleanup in the past *but* this
was done by an ultra-fast C program working on every checkin that we did
during the one-git migration [ and it still took many hours].

	That way we re-wrote every checkin, and retained the history - but that
is some seriously heavy lifting.

	It is IMHO a mistake to encourage Alexander to create vast automated
patches that change nearly every line (in aggregate) to do small
stylistic tweaks; it breaks the git blame output.

> . So, yes, I had asked him to give it a shot. I guess, the patch
> is good as well?

	I merged it, but we don't want to see dozens of this sort of very-wide
ranging whitespace cleanup; there is a program that does this called
'indent' - and we could argue for a month about the settings to use, and
then run it for a month over a re-worked git import re-indenting every
revision so we don't loose history. If someone wants to do that - they
are most welcome to but it is a -big- job; and it will require every
developer to re-checkout a Gb of git repository after it is done. Quite
possibly we need to do that from time to time - but we should save up
such tasks to do all at once IMHO.

	So - as I said, it's better to work on some dead code removal or easy
hacks I think :-)



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