[PATCH v2] Re: avoid useless if-before-free tests

Jim Meyering jim@meyering.net
Tue Mar 8 19:13:00 GMT 2011

Rainer Orth wrote:
> Jim Meyering <jim@meyering.net> writes:
>>> the change at hand.  And please don't change the alignment of entries
>>> with multiple email addresses.
>> Changing 8-spaces to a TAB does not affect alignment when you're
>> looking at the ChangeLog file itself with standard tab setting.
>> Perhaps you looked at a hunk like the following and mistook it
>> for one that introduces an alignment change?
>>  2011-11-04  Eric Botcazou  <ebotcazou@adacore.com>
>> -            Jakub Jelinek  <jakub@redhat.com>
>> +	   Jakub Jelinek  <jakub@redhat.com>
>> It does not.
> I'm pretty sure it does: before, you have 12 SPC, afterwards you have
> TAB + 3 SPC, which is equivalent to 11 SPC in my book.

Here's the precise excerpt from my patch:

 2011-11-04  Eric Botcazou  <ebotcazou@adacore.com>
-            Jakub Jelinek  <jakub@redhat.com>
+	    Jakub Jelinek  <jakub@redhat.com>

That has TAB + 4, so induced no alignment change.

> I honestly don't see the point of this whitespace change unless done
> across all ChangeLogs, not just a few that you happen to touch.

As I said, it's gone, now, from my patch.
If no one objects, I'll normalize all ChangeLog files.

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