[Bioperl-l] Perltidy and... SVN and ...Re: Perltidy
Nathan S. Haigh
n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Fri Jun 15 11:17:15 EDT 2007
Chris Fields wrote:
> On Jun 15, 2007, at 5:56 AM, Sean Davis wrote:
>> Sendu Bala wrote:
>>> If its going to be difficult and a hassle, for such an unnecessary
>>> I'm not sure its worth it. There are more pressing things to be
>>> done for
>>> If I can just run perltidy on the entire package and commit, I'd
>>> do it.
>>> If that's not appropriate, I won't.
>> I agree with the sentiment noted above. I'm a bit of an outsider
>> but bioperl is a collaborative project. Not everyone has the same
>> sentiments about what "correct" style means. As a programmer, I
>> wouldn't want significant changes on the style of my code. And perl
>> happily puts up with many styles. I would say leave things as they
>> are--let the individual programmers choose. It reduces the amount of
>> work of questionable importance and allows the coding style freedom
>> perl supports.
>> Just my $.02.
> I tend to run it on modules that need some reformatting
> (SearchIO::blast comes to mind). I believe you're correct when this
> comes down to programming style, but I think this echoes a sentiment
> (frustration, perhaps) that some of us have with long-term
> maintenance of said code.
> Maybe a compromise: include a copy of .perltidyrc with the
> distribution that goes by what a consensus wants or by the general
> rules laid out in Perl Best Practices (spaced settings, use of spaces
> over tabs, etc).
RE spaces, tabs etc - how well is the different coding styles handled
for displaying in html and via the online browsable cvs?
Conversion would be encouraged but voluntary, with
> the caveat that if someone needs to clean up code down the road (bug
> fixes, enhancements, etc) and if the original author isn't able to
> add it in themselves, it could be perltidy'd in order to help the
> developer (locate and fix the issue)|(add relevant enhancement where
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