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Re: Tabs and spaces in patches

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Andy Lester
November 11, 2016 15:46
Re: Tabs and spaces in patches
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> But both of them support the -w switch, which ignores whitespace only changes.

Then I have no objections, so long as we have something in perlhack to tell people “Hey, if you check revision history and it seems strange that half the file got revised on the same day in late 2016, check it again with the -w flag”.

I’d also hope that a mass tabs-to-space conversion program would also trim off trailing whitespace from each line.

We also need to be aware of code in the tree that is autogenerated with tabs, like charclass_invlists.h.

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