Friday, May 27, 2011

Cycle 1.7.6, day #5 of week #5

Linus raised an interesting issue on the list. Nobody in the git tool-chain warns if somebody added a non-breaking space (UTF-8 c2a0) to the source code. A patch that has such a whitespace is not warned with --whitespace=warn, "git diff" will not highlight nor "git diff --check" will not complain.

But of course, gcc will complain.

Wrote a quickie 4-patch series to address this issue, but both Linus and I agree that it is dubious if git should be doing this as part of "whitespace breakage detection and fix" machinery.

Commented on a few topics.
Queued 16 patches from 7 people.

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