Re: Code reformatting
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:50:26PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> > Guillem is continuing to commit to what he and Raphael regard as the
> > master official dpkg tree, changes which are reformatting,
> > reorganisation, and so forth.
> I don't really see why that should not be allowed? I agree that it makes
> it harder for people with existing patches though one can argue that
> reformatting may make the code easier to maintain...
Because this is being done *in lieu of* merging the triggers branch, with
the result that the triggers branch becomes harder to merge afterwards.
I agree with Ian that this is a bad thing. I can't fathom why Guillem is
making changes like this while the triggers merge is outstanding, and I
agree with Ian that it should stop.
But I note that Ian didn't cc: Guillem himself on his message, and I don't
have time for a more thorough reply at just this moment. I'll try to catch
up with Ian's original message later this evening.
> As it's in a vcs, I don't see why they need to stop doing that as these
> commits on code reformatting can easily be reverted, no?
They can be - but isn't that counterproductive for everyone involved?
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