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From Rick Winscot <>
Subject Re: Flex SDK code conventions
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:03:18 GMT
I'm not sure about SmartSVN - I'm a command-line kinda guy. In fact... for an operation this
large I would recommend _not_ using a GUI client for sake of speed and stability.

Diff? You'll have tens-of-thousands of changes... I wouldn't worry about running diff, since
reformatting isn't going to change functionality - just position within the file. 

Rick Winscot

On Friday, January 6, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Alex Harui wrote:

> On 1/6/12 11:10 AM, "Rick Winscot" < (>
> > 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.
> > 
> > Am I missing something?
> What steps would I use in SmartSVN on Mac to do this? I believe I'd have to
> get the rev50 copied somewhere, run the formatting tool on it, and run diff
> myself.
> When we did serious reformatting during the port from AS2 to AS3, it was a
> real pain when we needed to diff across the reformatting rev.
> That said, I'm willing to live with it if everyone else really wants to have
> a full reformatting pass. I just don't want the desire for consistency to
> impede our ability to make progress in the actual code.
> I've never been a fan of highly detailed coding conventions. For example, I
> could care less if you use tab or space. Any modern editor can configure
> its tab width. I do care that a tab is four spaces though and want you to
> set your editor up that way.
> -- 
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

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