[webkit-dev] Getting involved

Philip Rogers pdr at google.com
Mon Feb 18 15:33:36 PST 2013

One alternative to mass-reformatting is to improve the style checker. There
are many cases not covered by it today:

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com>wrote:

> On Feb 18, 2013, at 2:45 PM, Jason Anderssen <JAnderssen at exactal.com>
> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With a background in development (both windows and MAC) I was wanting to
> get involved in an open source project that I believe is going to make the
> world a greater place. So I have decided to get involved with the WebKit
> project.
> I would like to start of by performing the boring work of reformatting
> code to suite the guidelines as stipulated on the webkit.org website (and
> double check that they are still up to date), and would like
> recommendations to which parts of the project could do with the
> re-formatting first up.  ( I feel this will get me to know the framework,
> and structure of the code base well, before I can start inputting my coding
> and help. )
> Any feedback to where to start would be very much appreciated
> We actually shy away from mass code reformatting. It obscures useful
> revision history. It's fine to reformat code for code you're actually
> changing, but reformatting for the sake of reformatting isn't useful, and
> may be harmful.
> Simon
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