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From Michael Schmalle <m...@teotigraphix.com>
Subject Re: Flex SDK code conventions
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:40:21 GMT

+1

Quoting Greg Reddin <gredbug@gmail.com>:

> On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Rick Winscot <rick.winscot@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If, by chance, developers need to diff between rev50 and rev200...  
>> all they have to do is take rev50 and format it which should give  
>> them an approximation of rev101. If there is any question - they  
>> can always do a three-way compare of rev50 (re-formatted), rev101,  
>> and rev200. Having one person do the re-formatting after the  
>> repository is in place... and committing the re-formatting changes  
>> in _1_ commit is the key.
>
> It won't be by chance, at least not at first. It will most definitely
> be necessary on occasion until we get far enough away from the
> pre-formatted code to not need to compare anymore - if ever.
>
> In practice though, I've done this on several occasions and I've never
> had a serious problem with it. Sure, it's produced diffs that have
> contained a lot of "garbage" changes, but I've never had a huge issue
> with wandering through them to find what I needed.
>
> If we really are too timid about making these kinds of changes then
> we'll likely be too timid to do other refactorings as well. If code
> formatting is the right thing to do then we should just bite the
> bullet and do it I think.
>
> Greg
>




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