[LLVMdev] lld coding style
zturner at google.com
Tue Oct 7 00:28:05 PDT 2014
On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Renato Golin <renato.golin at linaro.org>
> On 5 October 2014 19:45, Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com> wrote:
> > This is not completely accurate. Both LLD and LLDB were given specific
> > exemptions from the coding standards, but Clang wasn't and I wouldn't
> > a new subproject to *necessarily* get such an exemption. It might, it
> > not.
> Why exemptions are made is beyond the point, once it's made, there are
> mainly two ways to move to a common point: one big clang-format in the
> tree, or a slow moving change on new functions or small refactorings
> when moving things around. My point is that the former breaks the
> history of the project, while the latter is hard to do without making
> it a little worse during the move, which can cause even more pain.
Can't the history be re-written? Would something like the following work?
1) Format the initial commit and commit it to a new repository with
matching header information (date/time, author, etc)
2) For each formatted commit F, find the corresponding unformatted commit
U. Determine the set of all files modified between U and U+1, and reformat
all of these files, placing them in the working copy of the new
repository. Commit this patch to the new repository using the commit
information from U+1.
3) Delete the old repository and rename the new repository to the old
Note that variable names are outside the scope of this.
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