Some points on clang-format usage

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Sun Mar 11 06:28:40 UTC 2018

I wasn’t aware of this.

Is there a wiki page on this, or is this one of those things where you must be closely following the dev mailing list? 

Again, another instance where a convention I wasn’t aware of has got me caught out. Rather feels like I’m being picked on, as per normal. 


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> On 6 Mar 2018, at 8:25 pm, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at> wrote:
>> On 17.11.2017 10:03, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>> * Don't reformat when moving an existing file
>> When moving an old file that is listed in solenv/clang-format/blacklist (so doesn't automatically get reformatted upon commit), adapt solenv/clang-format/blacklist to contain the new name, instead of provoking a reformat upon commit.  Otherwise, if the reformatted code looks sufficiently different from the original, it's hard to impossible to keep track in the git history of which file was moved where.
> Please also follow this advice when moving part of an existing file out to a new file, as happened e.g. at <> "vcl: split painting bitmap functions to bitmappaint.cxx".
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