git-hook: Catch tab indentation also for makefiles

Zolnai Tamás zolnaitamas2000 at
Mon Sep 4 13:48:07 UTC 2017

2017-09-04 15:43 GMT+02:00 Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at>:

> On 09/04/2017 03:30 PM, Tamas Zolnai wrote:
>> I just noticed that for makefiles (*.mk) git does not check whether the
>> commit contains tab indentation. As I know we use spaces also for makefiles
>> for indentation, right? So I added a patch changing pre-commit hook to
>> check tab also for makfiles:
>> I hope it's ok. I don't know who used to care of git stuff.
> I think temporary GNU make still needs recipe lines to start with tab
> characters?  And in any case, our makefiles are apparently written with
> lots of tab characters all over the place.  I'd suggest to revert (at least
> for now).

Yeah, I see that tabs and spaces are mixed in makefiles. That's why I
thought it would be good to make it consistent similar to other source
I did not push it yet. It's on gerrit. So I can abandon it.
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