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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: whitespace cleanup test
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2005 02:00:39 GMT
Diwaker Gupta wrote:
> > Jalopy was mentioned during that big cocoon-dev thread.
> > Follow the links from http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-644
> > 
> > For some reason, we decided not to use it. Perhaps because
> > periodic cleanups can still cause havoc for people who
> > are working on those files. A lot of Cocoon people gave
> > it good reviews, but warned that any such cleanup
> > needs to be very careful.
> 
> I would still like to give it a shot. Hows this -- I run Jalopy on one
> of the "bad" files in the directory you have setup, and then the devs
> can have a look and decide if it works for them. If everyone like the
> output of Jalopy, I can run our source files through it once every
> week or so?
> 
> > Another issue is that it is only for java files,
> > whereas most of our problems are in the XSLT files.
> 
> True. Again, I would like to automate the process of cleaning. Tidy
> does a fairly good job with arbitrary XML (tidy.sf.net). We can also
> try using XML-Tidy
> (http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/XML/XML-Tidy-1.0.4C8K1Ah.readme).
> I'll give these a shot tonight and post feedback.

Yep, i like the idea of using tools to assist with
occasional cleanups.

I gather that we can define configuration files
to address certain things. That way any of the
committers can do such cleanups.

-David

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