[cfe-dev] [llvm-dev] [RFC] Adding support for clang-format making further code modifying changes

Renato Golin via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Aug 27 15:43:59 PDT 2021

On Fri, 27 Aug 2021 at 19:33, Manuel Klimek <klimek at google.com> wrote:

> It's the algorithm - clang-format is a numerical optimizer of "beauty" -
> any small changes can lead to the numerical outputs changing slightly,
> which then leads to slight diffs in how code is formatted where two options
> were previously considered very "similarly beautiful". It's not happening
> super often, but it does happen.
> I agree that we shouldn't introduce changes to formatting without good
> reasons, but we can't restrict changes only to bug fixes - new features can
> introduce changes, too.

Makes sense, thanks!
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