[OpenWrt-Devel] Apologies

Sami Olmari sami at olmari.fi
Sun Jan 10 18:15:04 EST 2016

It might seem smallest of problems, but whitespace problems really causes
an problems many times... "half of" stuff rely on correct spaces/spacing
and so on, what takes spaces, what takes tabulator (take python for
example), this is one reason why folks are quite anal about it. It's not
because the looks, but because it makes the world of diffirence in
situations, we like it or not... And after all, we all want the code to be
perfect, don't we? Even if it oftentimes means to sound like jackass...

 Sami Olmari

On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 2:10 PM, Daniel Dickinson <
openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com> wrote:

> Hi all, especially John,
> Sorry for all the mail about whitespace, it is just very frustrating when
> things that I don't see the value in, and which I've not had to worry about
> before, are the cause for rejection.
> I understand that whitespace inconsistencies are a problem for git, I also
> think that's more a problem than a solution, and creates more hardship than
> whatever the supposed benefit is.
> I also don't like it when the tools I have not only don't warn me about
> the problem, but do annoying things like change whitespace without me
> asking them to (I hadn't been use it much anyway, but emacs has become the
> bane of my existence, for instance.
> It's been quite some time since I worked on open source projects, and the
> FOSS attitude to whitespace hasn't been part of my regime.
> In reality I remain unconvinced of value of this particular issue being
> the issue it is, and think that it 'the cause' more than it helps.
> The truth is that outside tools like make that do really nasty things with
> whitespace, whitespace shouldn't matter (and really that's a failing of
> make).
> The whole term whitespace stems from the fact that it should all amount
> the same thing except under special circumstances.
> Regards,
> Daniel
> _______________________________________________
> openwrt-devel mailing list
> openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org
> https://lists.openwrt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openwrt-devel
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/attachments/20160111/96dbdb83/attachment.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
openwrt-devel mailing list
openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org

More information about the openwrt-devel mailing list