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From "Pinaki Poddar (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (OPENJPA-1015) Enforce 80-column line width for source code
Date Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:32:07 GMT


Pinaki Poddar commented on OPENJPA-1015:

> Anyone opposed to doing the tests as well? 

I am, at least temporarily. 
1. I am checking in auto-generated source code for meta-model classes in the test directories.
The program that generates these source code do not understand char-width limit. Making them
smart in that respect is not currently in my priority list. Till that is done any policy in
this regard should not block commit.

2. While everyone agrees on a limit, there is no agreement on 80 char per se.

3. Test code had been kept out of width limit traditionally. This looks like a new policy.
Should be part of a separate discussion than this one whose original purpose was to recognize
an *existing* policy. 

4. I see violation of other rules in source tree that are not checked now. If compliance is
the main goal that focus should be increasing the variety of compliance rules on the source
tree rather than including Test  sources. 

> Enforce 80-column line width for source code
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OPENJPA-1015
>                 URL:
>             Project: OpenJPA
>          Issue Type: Test
>            Reporter: Pinaki Poddar
>            Assignee: B.J. Reed
>             Fix For: 2.0.0-M2
>         Attachments: line80.txt, OPENJPA-1015-audit-output.patch, OPENJPA-1015-checkstyle.xml.patch,
OPENJPA-1015-max80chars.patch, OPENJPA-1015-newlineendoffile.patch, OPENJPA-1015-plugin-version.patch,
> There used to be a rule of 80-column width for source code.
> That rule is slowly yielding. 
> Should we add a test case to catch such violation?
> Or should we not reignite the age-old battle about line width, placement of brackets

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