[Gnucash-changes] Converting to GModule backends
c.shoemaker at cox.net
Thu Oct 13 12:28:53 EDT 2005
On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 04:31:02PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Thursday 13 October 2005 2:16 pm, Chris Shoemaker wrote:
> > Neil,
> > There are still many cases where your edits lines are indented
> > differently than the surrounding lines, e.g.:
> Many? I thought I'd caught them all - bar maybe one or two.
> > On Thu, Oct 13, 2005 at 08:28:10AM -0400, Neil Williams wrote:
> (leaving the filename in the snippet would be handy!)
> > > @@ -129,15 +154,6 @@
> > > closedir(xml2_dir);
> > >
> > > print_test_results();
> > > + qof_close();
> Yes, a "$!% tab.
> > But, I noticed that some of your other edits are consistent. Is
> > this coincidence or does it just mean that you fixed the problem for
> > new edits but still had old edits to commit?
> It means that I've:
> 1) Stopped my main IDE using tabs at all - it isn't able to show whitespace
> and those editors that CAN show whitespace are the ones that have messed up
> by changing the encoding and all manner of other hassles.
> 2) I've gone through the patch in vi which is fairly useful for this task as
> although it doesn't highlight whitespace from tabs, it can adjust the tab
> size making it easier to spot.
Ok. Thank you for addressing this.
> Why, after all this time, can't we all have editors that do the same thing? We
> should be free to choose the editor that we prefer, but there's no standard
> for things like this - it's really frustrating that each editor implements
> whitespace and indenting in such different ways.
Well, any decent editor meant for coding allows the user to define
this behavior. And a rigorous project would enforce some style
guidelines. Then it's just a matter of using settings that conform to
the guidelines for the project you're working on at the moment.
Yeah, it's a pain, but only the first time, like many such things.
p.s. BTW, I use emacs and it is a pure joy to use w.r.t. to this.
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