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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CodingStyle fixes for drm_agpsupport
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. 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 :)
Larry McVoy lm at
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