[Python-Dev] Reindenting unicodedata.c

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 08 Nov 2002 15:55:35 -0500

> > CVS-wise, it's better to do the reindent as a separate checkin, so you
> > know you're not changing anything else.  (Preferably just *before* you
> > start doing any major surgery.)
> Probably backporting patches (e.g. python2.2.3) gets harder.
> Some bigger projects i know *strictly* prohibit cosmetic-only 
> patches because of this very problem.  Only if you are actually
> changing code can you reindent.

I try to be very conservative with reindents and other cosmetics, for
this very reason -- but there are limits.  Readability also counts.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)