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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [POLL] Interest in unified code convention
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:38:36 GMT
Le Jeudi, 11 déc 2003, à 18:00 Europe/Zurich, Ross Gardler a écrit :

> David Crossley wrote:
>> As we discussed in the other "Whitepace" thread [1] there are
>> many issues with this, so we need to tread carefully. Imagine
>> that someone was doing major work on a certain component. When
>> they do a 'cvs update' then they would get massive cvs conflicts.
> > [1]
> about formatting code once a code freeze is in place for a 
> release.


I like the idea but there's a *slight* risk that reformatting might 
introduce bugs. I suggest either:

a) reformatting when the code freeze starts but *before* everybody 
starts frantically testing stuff before the release (we all do this 
don't we?)


b) reformatting right *after* the release to give us time to find 
potential reformatting bugs.



   Bertrand Delacretaz
   independent consultant, Lausanne, Switzerland

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