geronimo-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Indent 2 spaces in xml and vm files to match more common usage, especially maven.
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:28:13 GMT

On Mar 13, 2008, at 7:21 AM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> -1.  I don't think there is any value in making the indent for xml  
> or any other files different than the normal indent for all other  
> files.

Let me give a couple of examples where the 4-space indent causes a  
lot of pain and will continue to:

- in genesis geronimo-skin we have a site.vm file that is a slightly  
modified copy of the default .vm file from doxia-sitetools.  Trying  
to update it or compare it with different indents is quite an  
- maven archetypes pop out xml with 2 space indenting, and maven xml  
has 2 space indenting.  Re-indenting our stuff any time you run an  
archetype or borrow some configuration from maven is a nuisance that  
frequently is ignored and again the spacing difference makes  
comparison quite difficult.

Do you have an editor that can't deal with different indents for  
different file types?

david jencks

> --jason
> On Mar 13, 2008, at 6:34 AM, David Jencks wrote:
>> IIUC we have a coding standard of a 4 space indent for all files  
>> (documented at 
>> standards.html).  This can make working with maven difficult  
>> because its files and xml output generatiion use 2 space indent  
>> for xml and .vm files.
>> I think we could make life a lot easier when using maven tooling  
>> to use a 2 space indent for xml and .vm and possibly other files.   
>> At least with IDEA its easy to have different indents for java and  
>> xml files.
>> Comments?
>> thanks
>> david jencks

View raw message