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RE: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] remove tabs from xm/main.py

  • To: "aq" <aquynh@xxxxxxxxx>, "xen-devel" <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 11:07:40 +0100
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 18 May 2005 10:07:13 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
  • Thread-index: AcVbjM6VLqsBZmF5Tf2AwBXHmguibAABGvCA
  • Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] remove tabs from xm/main.py

> while investigating xm/main.py, i found that it is mixed with 
> tabs and whitespaces. that is annoying and may get us 
> misleaded when reading code. looks like that the conventional 
> coding style of Python (and also C?) in Xen is to use (4) 
> whitespaces instead of tabs? could anybody confirm this?
> i searched in all tree and found bunch of files like this. if 
> nobody complains, i will catch them all (both C and Python 
> codes) and send in
> 1 patch to the list. any idea?
> this patch replace tab with 4 whitespaces in (only) xm/main.py

Particularly for python, this kind of patch can be *really* dangerous.
Please can you confirm that you fully understand the python indentation
rules (I don't), and that the patch was generated mechanically by a


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