[geos-devel] TABS or SPACES - ALL DEVELOPERS and PSC Vote

Martin Davis mtnclimb at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 11:24:41 PDT 2018

My vote is the same as Vicky's - spaces, with indenting using multiples of

- lots of religious discussion on the interweb about tabs vs spaces, but a
quick read seems to indicate that the spaces camp is more popular
- spaces are more deterministic than tabs
- 2 rather than 4 gives more space for code


On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 9:45 AM Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us> wrote:

> As many know the GEOS code base is a mess of different formatting.
> Particular with tabs and spaces.
> Our .editorconfig is equally messy in the name of compromise.
> I'd like to make a Motion starting with GEOS 3.8 to reformat the .cpp, .h,
> and .c
> I think the other extensions are pretty standard and should stay as they
> are.
> That said, what would people prefer?
> I vote:
> Please all PSC and all developers who commit to GEOS voice an opinion.
> We'll count the votes and go with the consensus with each vote counting
> equally.
> If any non-dev, non-PSC have an opinion, feel free to voice an opinion
> keeping note we may not care about your opinion, but might possibly sway
> ours :)
> Once done - pramsey or cvvergara or strk will do a 1000 pound commit to
> update all these files (including the editorconfig)
> Thanks,
> Regina
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