[Fortran] Massive whitespace patch.

Brooks Moses brooks.moses@codesourcery.com
Mon Jan 1 23:31:00 GMT 2007


Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 11:34:33PM +0100, Thomas Koenig wrote:
  >> What will this do to backports to 4.2?
> 
> I'm not sure what you mean.  This change does not
> prevent anyone from back porting something in trunk
> to 4.2.  In fact, gfortran should be following the
> standard GCC guidelines with regard to back porting
> to 4.2 (i.e, regression fixes only).

I think what Thomas is referring to is that any patchfile for 4.3 that 
touches a spot with changed whitespace will not apply to 4.2, and will 
thus require hand editing of the files to backport.  This makes 
backporting things substantially more laborious than the "apply the 
patch and regtest" process that it is now.

(My personal opinion is that this annoyance and extra work does not 
outweigh the value of doing a style cleanup.  I'm not sure about timing, 
though -- I can see arguments for why it might be useful to hold off 
until the 4.2 release, but I don't have any opinion one way or the other 
on their validity.)

- Brooks



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