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From "Alexei Zakharov" <alexei.zakha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] removing \t from sources
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 17:14:28 GMT
What do you mean? Convert "  \t" to something? If so please see the
new fully customized version of my mega-script :-)

The usage pattern in your case will be:
ant -f tabs2spaces_v2.xml -Dsrc.dir=<dir with sources> -Dpattern="  \t"

Regards,

2006/10/2, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com>:
> Does it work with the sequences like {"space", "space", "tab"} etc?
>
> 2006/10/2, Alexei Zakharov <alexei.zakharov@gmail.com>:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I noticed that the tab character (0x09) is still widely used in our
> > classlib source code. At least in tests. From my recent experience
> > this leads to broken indentation. I mean the situation when patch with
> > spaces is applied to the source there tab character is used for
> > indentation. Someone knows that according to Sun code conventions the
> > tab should be exactly 8 spaces. The other person knows that exactly
> > four spaces should be used as the unit of indentation [1]. As a result
> > we have all methods indented with the single tab character and the
> > patched methods indented with 4 spaces. And if your IDE is configured
> > to display tabs as 8 spaces you will see broken indentation. Or vice
> > versa.
> >
> > I have created small ANT script - see HARMONY-1660 [2]. This script
> > converts all tabs to spaces in all found sources under the given
> > directory recursively. I will be grateful if someone runs this script
> > (tab -> 4 spaces) at least for beans tests (I currently working with)
> > and integrates the results. It is really painful to deal with this
> > broken alignment every day. And it is too boring (and IMHO silly) to
> > convert it file by file and send patches for each case.
> >
> > [1] http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/html/CodeConventions.doc3.html#262
> > [3] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-1660
> >
> > Thanks,

-- 
Alexei Zakharov,
Intel Middleware Product Division

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