On 05/11/2016 02:15 AM, Jason Orendorff wrote:
>> instead go with Terrence’s suggestion and simply adopt the same style as
>> the rest of Gecko, including the 2-space indent.
> I've said before that we won't do this without talking it over as a team.
> Well, team? What do you think?
Massive changes are always bad ideas, unless these are used to eliminate
classes of bugs/crashes, by preventing us from writing them.
Changing the indentation is the kind of thing which brings no value, and
introduce massive changes. So, I will always be totally against these kind
I agree that having a tool to *check* one coding style is nicer than having
no coding style, as long as the tool is flexible enough to allow local
inconsistencies made to make the code more readable.
> Personally I dislike the 2-space indent. But what matters to me here is
> eliminating a speed bump for both Gecko and SM hackers; and reducing
> pointless arguments on dev.platform.
If the problem are the pointless arguments on dev.platform, which are
mistakenly considering SpiderMonkey as Gecko's property, I would totally
agree on moving SpiderMonkey into its own repository.
I do not see how indentation differences could be a speed bump, and even if
this was a problem, I am still not yet convinced this alone could justify
changing 95% of the lines of the project.
One thing I hate with Gecko undesired continuous integration, is that we are
hold responsible for failures in tests that we cannot reproduce. Having a
separated project would make explicit the fact that someone is responsible
for the integration, and for converting such test cases into SpiderMonkey
test cases. I honestly think I spend more time thinking about how I can
reproduce some Gecko failures than anybody spent else spent about thinking
Nicolas B. Pierron