Re: [PATCH] MAINTAINERS: use tab instead of spaces
Date: Sun Feb 10 2019 - 14:06:44 EST
On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, James Bottomley wrote:
> 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 get_maintainers.pl 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.
It was the only line in MAINTAINERS remaining that used spaces instead of
a single tab. So, even if there is not an explicit formatting requirement,
changing a single line to have it consistent in one format seemed
reasonable to me.
I just sent a new patch that also corrected the email address;
unfortunately, I was distracted and sent it out wrong twice before
getting Mimi's email right on the third try.
Please ignore this patch and consider the patch:
MAINTAINERS: rectify two issues in KEYS-TRUSTED entry