On tor, 2010-04-15 at 20:56 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > Apparently, pgindent replaces multiple spaces in comments by a tab
> > (possibly subject to additional logic). An example among thousands:
> > http://git.postgresql.org/gitweb?p=postgresql.git;a=blobdiff_plain;f=src/backend/access/gin/ginentrypage.c;h=c23415c0075b5ec52f08e8ef698f7b7ec2f97b19;hp=5cbbc7455519eba6c37be465784a02b350065716;hb=aa1e9bb51c102b239340992f2fcce138edb39d8a;hpb=03ee49a016e69e7594978352df6da4e0bbd7d04a
> > (or just rgrep -F '.<TAB>' the tree to see more).
> > This doesn't make any sense to me. Could this please be fixed, and if
> > possible reverted sometime?
> Oh, that is an interesting example. What the code does is if there are
> several spaces and the next word is on a tab stop, the spaces are
> convered to tabs, except if we are in a string. This conversion is done
> by 'entab' which we distribute in src/tools. I am unclear how to fix
> this _except_ to remove all tabs if the line starts with '*', but that
> isn't foolproof, e.g.:
> *var = 12;
Yeah, that explains it. I don't have a good solution, unless entab
wants to keep track when it's inside a comment.
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