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SubjectRe: [Dri-devel] Re: [PATCH] CodingStyle fixes for drm_agpsupport
Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 11:43:40AM -0700, Philip Brown wrote:
>
>>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 ...
>
>
> Didn't you mean "in the SCM system I'm writing, I allow for ..."?
>
> Besides, your point is content specific. People check things other than
> C code into BK.

I assume you can have content-specific validators run before a commit?
(CVS can.) A validator could see that it was formatting only and mark it
in someway perhaps?
But we've wandered _way_ OT at this point, and it's well past the point
of diminishing returns...

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

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