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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [POLL] Erlang whitespace standards
Date Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:22:16 GMT
Heya Joan,

I love everything about this effort, great idea & execution, thanks!

I cast my votes and hte results are fascinating to watch :)

Best
Jan
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On 28 Mar 2014, at 22:11 , Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:

> Time for everyone's favourite topic: whitespace standards.
> 
> I know many of you are fed up with not being able to auto format in
> your favourite editor and match the CouchDB Erlang coding standards, or
> receiving pull requests that are formatted poorly.
> 
> I'd like to fix that with an appropriate whitespace standard, and
> supplementary plugins for vi and emacs that will just Do The Right Thing
> and let us all stop worrying about whitespace corrections in pull
> requests.
> 
> The basic rules seem to be:
> 
>    * Indent everything 4 spaces (not 2 or 8, and no tabs)
>    * Single blank lines between functions
>    * No blank lines between guarded versions of the
>      same function (e.g. couch_btree.erl#L36-L47)
> 
> but beyond that there is some inconsistency in both the code and in
> discussion with other devs.
> 
> Here's a short poll I threw together in Google Docs. I'd love it if you
> could take 5 minutes to reply to it. Early next week I'll summarize and
> post the results. Once we have agreement we can toss up a super small
> Markdown guide / wiki page / whatever and get started on the emacs/vi
> modifications to support it.
> 
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b7KcQGgNbSCZVRwLjrUl5Z6C2TBx8X1btlU5fwrNHpg/edit#
> 
> Thanks,
> Joan


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