[Dnsmasq-discuss] [patch] empty empty lines

Petr Mensik pemensik at redhat.com
Mon Sep 30 13:11:29 BST 2019

Hi John,

dnsmasq is quite interesting piece of software. It is used by lot
different kind of projects. I think noone objected dnsmasq isn't useful
or Simon does not work on it.

But as with everything, there is always some space for improvements.
There is no reason why Simon should stop working on project just because
we have seen some issues.

Though Simon has specific code style that is unusual on different
project. It is his decision, okay with that. Just keep the codebase

When I am against forced reformatting like someone here suggested, I
think some easy checks might be done before commiting changes. For
example, git diff would show in red whitespaces on lines without
anything else or after code before end of line. These are not nice and I
would like them removed.

I think we all understand this is open source project. We are just
trying to make code more readable and nicer. We also offer helping hands.

Are you sure we should stop that?


On 9/15/19 6:32 PM, john doe wrote:
> On 9/15/2019 5:45 PM, Geert Stappers wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 08, 2019 at 02:25:18PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
>>> On Sun, Sep 08, 2019 at 02:17:23PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
>>>> Made empty lines that had only spaces or tabs truely empty
>>>> with `sed --in-place -e 's/^[ \t]*$//' src/*.c`
>>> | $ sed --in-place -e 's/^[ \t]*$//' src/*.c
>>> | $ git diff | wc
>>> |   21648   76730  597015
>>> 597015 is to big for the current settings of the mailing list.
>>> So please use the previous posting as commit message.
>> Or "copy and paste"  this
>> sed --in-place -e 's/^[ \t]*$//' src/*.c
>> git add src/*.c
>> git commit --author "Geert Stappers <stappers at stappers.nl>" -m "empty empty lines
>> Made empty lines that had only spaces or tabs truely empty
>> with \`sed --in-place -e 's/^[ \t]*$//' src/*.c\`."
>> _______________________________________________
> Please do stop, has Simon and other has pointed out, there are no
> reasons for Simon to change his way of working especially given the
> outstanding work he is doing with the project.
> --
> John Doe
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Petr Menšík
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