Re: [dev] [dwm] Style changes

From: Lee Fallat <>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:26:25 -0400

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Eric Pruitt <> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 05:07:56PM +1200, David Phillips wrote:
> > I ran it over a handful of suckless sources including dwm.c, and it
> > generated a patch with 294 changes. I am still part-way through
> > manually checking each change, but it looks like all the changes it's
> > making are indeed bringing the code closer to conforming to the style
> > guide.
> I've voiced my opinion on style changes in suckless projects previously
> (, but I'll reiterate it
> here: I don't like the idea of broad, style-only changes in suckless
> projects because it breaks peoples' patches, and patch-to-taste is a
> very popular approach when it comes to suckless projects.
> Eric
A little off topic, but food for thought.

This makes me wonder - are there IDEs or text editors that handle code
in symbols, rather than straight up byte characters? That way people
can re-style code without changing the underlying text, or something.
You could define a style file for how the code actually is, and
another for when you type, so when you write code for the visual view,
it will automatically translate it to the actual textual view.

Ok this starting to sound bad actually - so is style ever something we
should really care about? Personally I think yes, but number one
priority should be for the style to remain consistent until a rewrite.

Excuse me for the random semi-related thoughts, just wanted to get
that out there,

Received on Fri Apr 10 2015 - 07:26:25 CEST

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