running ident on modular xorg tree

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Sep 8 18:07:53 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 05:03:03PM -0700, Ian Romanick wrote:
> 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.

Ah, but when they're mixed -- that's when it truly sucks.  Find someone
that uses four spaces, set et and ts=4, and watch the rest of the code
suddenly fail to make sense.

Daniel Stone                                            <daniel at> powering your desktop      
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