Whitespace and bullying

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Apr 6 20:34:41 UTC 2018

On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 10:09:36PM +0200, Ralph Böhme via samba-technical wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 07:59:35AM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Fri, 2018-04-06 at 12:37 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > Is there a reason you don't want to add the same editor macros
> > > everyone else uses ?
> > 
> > You would have to ask Gary, it is his code.  I've added the 80 line
> > macro, and I'm happy to take a look at others, but first I want us to
> > seriously consider ditching this.
> > 
> > Beating up long-standing team members for whitespace violations is
> > pretty standard these days, but is this really the kind of rule we need
> > to be enforcing on new contributors?  
> we surely shouldn't beat them up, but should kindly ask them to fix it. For
> repeat offenders we may have to assing printing bugs. :)

Some people find following this rule onerous enough that I think Andrew is correct,
we should use an automated solution here.

After all, computers are supposed to be our servants, not the
other way sound :-).

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