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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] CodingStyle fixes for drm_agpsupport
    Larry McVoy wrote:
    > On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 09:21:44AM -0500, Eli Carter wrote:
    >>>That ought to be balanced with "don't screw up the revision history, people
    >>>use it". It's one thing to reformat code that is unreadable, for the most
    >>>part this code didn't come close to unreadable.
    >>Devil's advocate:
    >>Then perhaps the (revision control) tool is getting in the way of doing
    >>the job and should be fixed? :)
    >>Perhaps being able to flag a changeset as a 'formatting change', and
    >>have the option to hide it or make it 'transparent' in some fashion?
    >>Hmm... "Annotate only the changes that relate to feature X."...
    >>Oh, and a complete AI with that if you don't mind. ;)
    >>But you've probably already thought about all this...
    > Indeed I have.

    Figured. :)

    > And there is a reason that we have a policy at BitMover
    > where "formatting changes" are prohibited and we make people redo their
    > changesets until they get them right.

    Ah yes, I do see the value of enforcing a coding style from the get-go.

    > In other words, you are welcome to write a revision control system
    > which can look through the formatting changes and give you the semantic
    > knowledge that you want. We'd love to see how it is done and then do
    > it in BitKeeper :)

    <troll>What?! And _copy_ someone else's hard work?!</troll> *cough*
    (Sorry, couldn't resist. ;) )

    --------------------. "If it ain't broke now,
    Eli Carter \ it will be soon." -- crypto-gram
    eli.carter(a) `-------------------------------------------------

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