Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: use tab instead of spaces

From: James Bottomley
Date: Sun Feb 10 2019 - 13:26:18 EST

On Sun, 2019-02-10 at 19:10 +0100, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> Mimi Zohar used spaces instead of a tab when adding Jarkko Sakkinen
> as
> further maintainer to the KEYS-TRUSTED section entry. So, we rectify
> this
> with this commit.
> The issue was detected when writing a script that parses MAINTAINERS.
> Fixes: 34bccd61b139 ("MAINTAINERS: add Jarkko as maintainer for
> trusted keys")
> Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@xxxxxxxxx>

This isn't really a bug, is it?

We have no formatting requirements for the MAINTAINERS file and the
section owner is free to align with tabs, spaces or nothing as they see
fit. Most use a single tab, but a couple don't. The only real thing
that cares is and it uses \s* as the parse regexp,
so it doesn't care either.

Now, we could possibly agree the file looks better with a single space
or a single tab between the tag and the value and thus we should be
doing this, but we'd need to agree on that and update the tag
description accordingly.