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authorJunio C Hamano <>2014-04-30 21:23:26 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-05-02 20:24:57 (GMT)
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CodingGuidelines: once it is in, it is not worth the code churn
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@@ -18,6 +18,14 @@ code. For Git in general, three rough rules are:
judgement call, the decision based more on real world
constraints people face than what the paper standard says.
+ - Fixing style violations while working on a real change as a
+ preparatory clean-up step is good, but otherwise avoid useless code
+ churn for the sake of conforming to the style.
+ "Once it _is_ in the tree, it's not really worth the patch noise to
+ go and fix it up."
+ Cf.
Make your code readable and sensible, and don't try to be clever.
As for more concrete guidelines, just imitate the existing code