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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [math] checkstyle.wrap.operator = ignore
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:17:23 GMT
Tim OBrien wrote:

>Take a look at checkstyle.xml.  Since, I'm building with the latest Maven
>SNAPSHOT, I'm using the XML configuration file for checkstyle, and I set
>this to "eol".
Yes, the xml properties file uses  "eol" and defaults as well to the 
beginning of the line when this property is absent, I ran it and 
observed this is the case. I see no option for an "ignore" case where it 
wouldn't matter if its at the start or the end of the line, which seems 
somewhat shortsighted of the checkstyle designers. If it is the choice 
of one or the other and not both, then I'd just stick to the checkstyle 
default standard, this way if people are using IDE's with checkstyle 
support they don't need to worry about configuring its properties too 
much. That "ignore" property value  in the old properties file is very 
deceiving I think.

>Feel free to change this if another setting makes sense.  Code formatting
>discussions are religious, and I'd rather just share a common standard.
>Are we standardized on using the checkstyle.xml yet? 
I think your the primary site deployer, so its really your call if we're 
going to xml configuration approaches. Others are primarily using ant to 
build/test, maybe Phil's using maven to check his documentation work.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark R. Diggory [] 
>Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:05 AM
>To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>Subject: [math] checkstyle.wrap.operator = ignore
>I'm concerned that this property does not actually do what we think it 
>is doing. "ignore" is used because there were problems using the "eol" 
>string in the flat property files. Anyways this forces the checkstyle 
>parser to require all operators to be at the end of the lines vs 
>beginning of lines. There is no way to ignore if its at the end or 
>beginning of the line.
>Most autoformaters (Eclipse in my case) format according the checkstyle 
>spec such that all operators fall at the beginnings (I don't see a way 
>to change this in Eclipse at least). I suspect it covers more IDE cases 
>to have this set property removed so it defaults to the beginning of the 
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Mark Diggory
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