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From "George I Matkovits" <>
Subject Re: VOTE: Coding style
Date Mon, 12 Feb 2001 01:49:29 GMT
+1 for auto formatter ASAP.

Glen Daniels wrote:

> I'd like to come to closure on this.  I will be willing to do the research
> to get a formatter working with CVS, but obviously we'll need to clear it
> with the Apache guys to make sure it's OK to install.
> So, the VOTE - do you want to see an automated formatter be applied to all
> source code (*.java) as part of the CVS checkin?
> I'll start with : +1.  (If we do this, I'll run the indenter over all the
> existing code once it's working)
> Can we also take an official poll on coding style?  I propose that we all
> take a look at the Java coding conventions at
> and agree to try
> and use them, adding the prescription that 4-space tabs MUST be used, with
> NO tab characters.
> Indentation issues are really the key to CVS confusion, and so if we use an
> auto-indenter, that should take care of that problem.  Other coding style
> stuff is nice, but not as critical.
>         --G

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