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Re: whitespace-only changes

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: whitespace-only changes
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 23:33:42 -0400

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If git itself doesn't have all the facilities for ignoring trivial
commits that we would want, we can add those facilities in various ways,
with patches to git or scripts.  We can offer the patches upstream.

It is useful for humans to make the commit log say "whitespace change."
But scripts can detect a trivial change by looking at the actual diff.

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

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