[webkit-dev] Modelines

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Thu Aug 24 09:40:16 PDT 2006

On Thursday 24 August 2006 12:04, Frans Englich wrote:
> On Thursday 24 August 2006 15:44, George Staikos wrote:
> > It was brought to my attention that patches containing editor modelines
> > are being rejected until the modelines are removed.  Modelines are a
> > great way to instruct the editor to use the proper coding convention on a
> > given file, especially when one works on various projects each with
> > different coding conventions.  Is this really such a horrible thing?
> Perhaps the right fix for this is not to accept random mode lines from
> random patches(so to speak), but to in the project guidelines decide for
> modelines for a 2-3 common editors, and then insert those consistently in
> all files, and require that new files have them as well.
> (Of course, I am personally in favour of mode lines since they make the
> life easier for programmers and helps ensuring the style is respected.)

  Well in this case I added vim modelines to each file in platform/qt.

George Staikos
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