Some projects have a subversion pre or post-commit hook to check for
and/or correct these kinds of issues.
Inconsistent line endings (CRLF/LF), bogus tabs, and extra whitespace
are all things we could check for and/or correct this way.
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Aaron T. Myers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Radim Kolar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I propose addition to QA bot - check for trailing whitespace in patches.
>> Probably checking for tabs in Java files would be also good idea.
> Checking for tabs I could get behind; checking for trailing whitespace not
> so much.
> I've never understood why folks get worked up over a little trailing
> whitespace here and there, since you can't see it and it doesn't affect
> correctness. Spurious whitespace changes that make a review harder - those
> are annoying. Trailing whitespace inadvertently left on lines where
> legitimate changes were made in a patch - doesn't seem too harmful to me.
> Aaron T. Myers
> Software Engineer, Cloudera