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SubjectRe: [Dri-devel] Re: [PATCH] CodingStyle fixes for drm_agpsupport
On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 07:47:11AM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> ...
> Indeed I have. 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.
> 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 :)

You should allow for changes that are "formatting change only", with no
actual code structural change.
You could pass the results through stage 1 of gcc, and only allow it if the
parsing tree is identical.

I was originally going to suggest just passing it through "indent", but
that would not come out right, if someone added braces to clarify a
one-line conditional.
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