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From Douglas Arthur <>
Subject RE: Flex SDK code conventions
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:45:27 GMT

> From: Greg Reddin []
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Rick Winscot <> 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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