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Re: Code reformatting

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 04:14:45PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Because this is being done *in lieu of* merging the triggers branch, with
> the result that the triggers branch becomes harder to merge afterwards.

The triggers branch is already difficult to merge because it has numerous
unrelated changes.

> 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.

From at least August last year, the triggers branch has had significant
stylistic changes compared to the dpkg codebase.


> > 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?

Arguing about code style certainly seems counterproductive for everyone


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