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

Kurt Schwehr schwehr at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 12:38:41 PDT 2018


+1 to 2 or 4 spaces via a standard clang-format style

I use multiple different editors/ides/code formatters and they all want to
treat tabs differently :|

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:57 AM Heiskanen Mika (FMI) <Mika.Heiskanen at fmi.fi>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> Perhaps you should consider using automatic formatting tools such as
> clang-format?
>
> Just choose the style which is as close to your current style as possible,
> and then
>
> make as few changes to your .clang-format file as possible. Automatic
> tools will
>
> make your life much easier. Sometimes you will want to disable automatic
> formatting,
>
> and you can do that directly in the source code. You can make your editor
> automatically
>
> format the code, and you can add a git-hook to automatically format
> commits.
>
> ‚Äč
>
> Mika
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* geos-devel <geos-devel-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of
> Martin Davis <mtnclimb at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 10, 2018 21:24
> *To:* GEOS Development List
> *Subject:* Re: [geos-devel] TABS or SPACES - ALL DEVELOPERS and PSC Vote
>
> My vote is the same as Vicky's - spaces, with indenting using multiples of
> 2.
>
> Reasons:
> - 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
>
> Martin
>
>
> 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:
>>
>> TABS
>>
>>
>> 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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