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whitespace-only changes

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: whitespace-only changes
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:06:55 -0400

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Larsi wrote:

  > Thanks for the patch, but we don't normally apply whitespace-only fixes,
  > because that makes it harder to investigate, later (with git blame and
  > friends), what previous code changes did.

I am sure he knows what he's talking about, but it is unfortunate that
we cannot fix bad indentation.  Can't we correct this problem somehow?

For instance, label whitespace changes clearly in the commit log, and
change some tools to ignore them?

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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