running ident on modular xorg tree

Ian Romanick idr at
Wed Sep 8 17:03:03 PDT 2004

Jim Gettys wrote:

> Certainly alot of the X code is reasonably consistent, but there
> are parts that are not.
> It is certainly the case we should document what "X Window System"
> indenting style is, and encourage new code to conform.
> As far as stuff that does not conform, I claim it should probably
> only be done on a case by case basis, on egregiously bad indenting....

Over the years I've changed my indent style a couple times.  Each time I 
do, I make an effort to *not* change old code.  When I look at code that 
has obviously non-conformant indentation, it throws up a big red flag, 
"This code hasn't been touched in a long time."  Sometimes that's useful.

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