[erlang-questions] Controversial subject of the day: tabs and spaces for indentation

Lukas Larsson <>
Thu Feb 6 10:41:06 CET 2014


On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Benoit Chesneau <>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 10:31 AM, Lukas Larsson <> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 9:38 AM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Plus this doesn't help your code get merged at all. If you submit code
>>> with broken whitespace, then tools will also display this whitespace
>>> change. You can of course hide whitespace changes, but the problem is that
>>> whitespace does matter in some places, so you're basically hiding
>>> potentially important information by doing that.
>>>
>>> This is in my opinion the reason why it would be a very bad thing to do
>> a huge commit that changes the current whitespace format of a project to
>> another. It is already very hard to figure out what change could have
>> caused a bug without having to deal with whitespace changes in the middle
>> of a diff.
>>
>
> well then commit a whitespace change diff, then the change you really
> wanted to make. It of course requires to have a standard defined at first :)
>
> For single commits this would work, but will not work when I want to do
"git diff OTP_R14B03..OTP_17.0-rc1"
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