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Re: whitespace-only changes

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: whitespace-only changes
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 00:42:26 -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.

  > Git has various options to ignore whitespace changes during merge:

People did not spell out precisely which "tools" they thought would
get confused by whitespace-only changes.  I got the impression
they were not talking specifically and only about merging,
but I don't actually know.  Perhaps someone should say.

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