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SubjectRe: [git-pull -tip] x86: include inverse Xmas tree patches
Sam Ravnborg wrote:
>
> Ordering include based on length of line minimize the
> risk of merge conflicts.
> If people just add new includes in the bottom of the list you
> are certain that a merge conflit happens.
>
> This scheme is starting to be used in several places with the
> primary advocates being David Miller and Ingo.
>
> It is getting used both for includes _and_ for local variables.
>

Personally I'd prefer alphabetic order, sorting based on length isn't a
complete ordering. Nearly all editors can sort alphabetically at the
push of a key.

-hpa


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