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sbergman at redhat.com
Fri Nov 3 09:05:05 UTC 2017
On 11/02/2017 06:10 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> * clang-format-ness (Miklos)
> + propose merge step#1 without clang-format enforced (Michael)
> + don’t like the auto-re-format of others’ commits (Stephan)
> + if want to have enforced – make sure all commits is formatted right
> or we get these issues.
To maybe clarify that a bit: I see no value at all in enforcing any
formatting as an end in itself. I only see it as a means to drop the
future amount of reformatting commits to zero. (What I mean with
"reformatting commits" is both commits that do no changes other than
reformatting source code, as well as commits that mix---related, or even
unrelated---reformatting of source code with some "real" changes.
Either form creates "noise" that makes it harder to inspect individual
git commits and the git history.)
The only way I see how we can reach that goal of zero future
reformatting commits is to have the invariant that all commits to the
central git repo are enforce-formatted (after one round of "big noise"
reformatting any existing source code, if we ever get there).
Therefore, I am not interested in experiments that cover some subset of
the git repo's files but are done in a way that they don't guarantee
that invariant over that subset. My fear is that such experiments will
increase the level of noise in the repo, instead of helping to keep it
flat at its historical level.
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