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SubjectRe: Tuxradar patching article and [PATCH] scripts/cvt_kernel_style.pl
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On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 15:41 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> I _really_ dislike automatic source conversions by a tool and do not
> recommend doing that at all.

On Tue, 2010-03-09 at 16:16 -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > You take automatic conversions from tools like coccinelle all
> > the time.
> Those are sane, as they are tiny and obvious :)

You contradict yourself.

> It's the huge "reformat the whole file with indent" type stuff
> that I object to.

Which is sensible and not what you lead with.

Any conversion done an automatic tool should be limited to
a specific type of change and should not be done wholesale.

Scripts like what I posted are easy to limit to specific
types of conversion. Tools like Lindent are not.

cheers, Joe



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