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From "Rodrigo Madera" <rodrigo.mad...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Code formatting debate, confusion and wasted time , Has it gone on long enough?
Date Wed, 31 May 2006 19:35:09 GMT
Why do you all hate tabs sooo much??

On 5/31/06, Bernt M. Johnsen <Bernt.Johnsen@sun.com> wrote:
> I heartily agree. We definitely need an enforced standard on
> this. Personally, I don't care very much about coding style (whether
> the "{"'s are placed on separate lines or not, whether a function is
> falled "foo()" or "foo ()" etc). But I do very much care about
> whitespace problems when dealing with tools like cvs and svn.
>
> And, we should definitely get rid of the tabs.
>
>
> >>>>>>>>>>>> Kathey Marsden wrote (2006-05-31 07:12:19):
> > In a comment in DERBY-1302 Knut Anders said ....
> > >If we want to reindent large parts of the code, I think we should do
> > >it sometime after 10.1.3 is released and before the 10.2 branch is
> > >created, and we should try to use a style that is used elsewhere in
> > >the code (I prefer tab-free code myself).
> >
> > Perhaps we have all lived in the code formatting "Tower of Babel" long
> > enough.  I think code formatting like language doesn't matter as long as
> > everyone understands it and it is consistent.  I would like to propose
> > that we:
> >
> > 1) Choose and document  a format.
> >    I think everyone can agree to get rid of the tabs.  Otherwise ...
> >     The volunteer doing the work gets to propose the format and only
> > very serious objections should be raised
> >           in the interest of getting this done.  Some Apache examples
> > are at:
> >
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/site/faqs.html#Coding%20Conventions%20and%20Standards
> > 2) Set a date six weeks out from the completion of the code formatting
> > documentation  for the reformat so folks can plan accordingly.
> > 3) See if there are volunteers willing to determine the correct settings
> > for Eclipse, Net Beans and other IDE's.
> > 4) On the reformatting date, reformat both the trunk and the 10.1 branch
> > so that fixes can be merged easily.
> >
> > Extra credit, think about  long term maintenance, checking,  and
> > auto-formatting.
> >
> > Does anyone have any  objections to a plan like this? If not I will
> > create a Jira entry and subtasks. Anyone tired enough of this issue to
> > take on  this task?
> >
> > Kathey
> >
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel
> >
> >
>
> --
> Bernt Marius Johnsen, Database Technology Group,
> Staff Engineer, Technical Lead Derby/Java DB
> Sun Microsystems, Trondheim, Norway
>
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