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From Thilina Gunarathne <cset...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] XML formatting
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:54:14 GMT
+1 for formatting & 4 spaces.

thanks,
Thilina

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Tom Jordahl <tjordahl@adobe.com> wrote:

> +1 for 4 space formatting.  Consistent and strict code (and XML) formatting
> is a very good thing for shared projects.  Considering we have tools (IDEA)
> that make the work trivial, the time invested is worth the gain in
> readability.
>
>
> Tom Jordahl
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glen Daniels [mailto:glen@thoughtcraft.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:49 PM
> To: general@ws.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] XML formatting
>
> +1 Benson, that's exactly the reason for my vote.
>
> I don't actually love reformatting as I'm making changes because to be
> polite, one should really reformat, commit, and /then/ make your real
> changes so that those reading the commit diffs can actually see what you
> did.  So the proposal is just to do a blanket reformat of the POMs now
> so they're all clean and easy to edit.  We don't have to force this on
> every project, but I'd like to do at least Axis2, Axiom, Neethi,
> XmlSchema, Transports, Rampart, and Sandesha.
>
> Thanks,
> --Glen
>
> Benson Margulies wrote:
> > I respectfully disagree. A messy file makes it much harder to make
> > correct edits. Without or without a vote, when I pull an XML file into
> > an editor and it is inconsistently indented, I take the 30 seconds it
> > takes to reformat it before I do anything else. Since Glen has to edit
> > all these POMs anyway, it seems reasonable to me for him to neaten
> > them up.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Jochen Wiedmann
> > <jochen.wiedmann@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Glen Daniels <glen@thoughtcraft.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Some of our POMs are a real mess, though.... do you care if they get
> >>> reformatted to look nicer?
> >> If lack of formatting is what makes them a mess, then I disagree that
> >> they are. Otherwise, I think that there is more important work to do.
> >>
> >> Jochen
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my
> >> telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out
> >> how to use my telephone.
> >>
> >>    -- (Bjarne Stroustrup,
> >> http://www.research.att.com/~bs/bs_faq.html#really-say-that<http://www.research.att.com/%7Ebs/bs_faq.html#really-say-that>
> >>       My guess: Nokia E50)
> >>
>



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Thilina Gunarathne  - http://thilinag.blogspot.com

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