|[eclipselink-dev] Unification of line endings in the codebase|
Hi all,currently eclipselink sources contains mix of line endings - some files are using *nix style (LF), some win style (CRLF) and the rest is a mix of *nix and win style (some lines end with LF while others with CRLF). Since we are at the beginning of 2.7 development it looks like a good time to me to unify line endings in our codebase to avoid complete rewrites of files in the future.
Why we should do that? -make it easier to review incoming as well as own (outgoing) changes -avoid noise in git log-use https://help.github.com/articles/dealing-with-line-endings as a guide to properly set up local development environment
Drawbacks: -one-time full rewrite of some files in the repository -some backports to previous streams will require manual changes/merges When?if there will be an agreement, I'd like to perform the change next week, on Friday March 27, 2015
Which line endings should be used? either *nix or win but definitely not a mix of them in one file How to cast your vote?simply reply to this email with either '+LF', '+CRLF' or 'Leave it as it is' by Thursday March 28, 23:59.
Thanks and happy voting, --lukas
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