[quagga-dev 11654] [PATCH 2/3] HACKING: Use space char for indentation.

Paul Jakma paul at opensourcerouting.org
Mon Oct 27 16:10:59 GMT 2014

* HACKING.tex: Whitespace/indent section is probably out of date. Rephrase.
  Remove the editor recommendations, as I don't know what would be correct.
 HACKING.tex | 23 ++++++-----------------
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

diff --git a/HACKING.tex b/HACKING.tex
index bf07edd..acb33fd 100644
--- a/HACKING.tex
+++ b/HACKING.tex
@@ -21,23 +21,12 @@ are welcome.
 GNU coding standards apply.  Indentation follows the result of
-invoking GNU indent (as of 2.2.8a) with no arguments.  Note that this
-uses tabs instead of spaces where possible for leading whitespace, and
-assumes that tabs are every 8 columns.  Do not attempt to redefine the
-location of tab stops.  Note also that some indentation does not
-follow GNU style.  This is a historical accident, and we generally
-only clean up whitespace when code is unmaintainable due to whitespace
-issues, to minimise merging conflicts.
-For GNU emacs, use indentation style ``gnu''.
-For Vim, use the following lines (note that tabs are at 8, and that
-softtabstop sets the indentation level):
-set tabstop=8
-set softtabstop=2
-set shiftwidth=2
-set noexpandtab
+invoking GNU indent (as of 2.2.8a) with the --nut argument.
+Originally, tabs were used instead of spaces, with tabs are every 8 columns. 
+However, tab's interoperability issues mean space characters are now preferred for
+new changes. We generally only clean up whitespace when code is unmaintainable
+due to whitespace issues, to minimise merging conflicts.
 Be particularly careful not to break platforms/protocols that you
 cannot test.

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