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Re: Okay to commit purely cosmetic (indendation) fixes?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Okay to commit purely cosmetic (indendation) fixes?
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 08:23:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Lars Ingebrigtsen: I don't understand why you wouldn't bundle
>> whitespace changes, rather than one at a time, as long as they were to
>> correct deviations from a coding standard.
> Whitespace changes make following code changes more difficult when
> digging into the history.

They're also a source of painful spurious conflicts for people
managing branches.  So we prefer that whitespace changes are only
installed along with real changes that touch that same code, although we
definitely tolerate a few extra whitespace touch ups here and there.


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