[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] from DivX, Part 1: cosmectic changes

Diego Biurrun diego
Thu Dec 22 23:56:53 CET 2005

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 05:16:59PM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> On 12/22/2005 01:13 PM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 12:12:11PM -0500, The Wanderer wrote:
> >
> >>On 12/22/2005 09:34 AM, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >Every whitespace character after the last non-whitespace character on
> >a line is trailing whitespace.  If the number of non-whitespace
> >characters on a line happens to be zero, then all the whitespace on
> >that line is trailing.
> I disagree with this last sentence. In order for it to be considered
> "trailing whitespace", there must be something on the line for it to
> trail after. If there is nothing there, then it exists independently.

It trails the beginning of the line ;-p

> >>they exist for convenience of indentation, and I'd be bothered by
> >>trying to work with code which did not have them there.
> >
> >Huh?
> Where there are two lines of code with the same level of indentation,
> and there is a blank line between them, then when moving the cursor (or
> what-have-you) from one of the indented lines to the blank one I
> ordinarily expect to have it indented as far as the beginning of the two
> lines of code - so that I do not have to insert it manually in order to
> add further code (or a comment) there. The whitespace accomplishes this.
> As I said, it's a matter of convenience - but for most of the segment of
> my life in which I have been remotely familiar with the concept of
> programming, it was a convenience I took for granted; it had literally
> never occurred to me that it might be omitted.

OK, I understand what you meant now.  Nevertheless this is something that
your editor should do for you.  Good editors will (at least when properly
configured) automatically indent to the right spot when you press enter.


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