On Sep 9, 2013 10:43 AM, "John J. McDonough" <wb8rcr(a)arrl.net> wrote:
On Mon, 2013-09-09 at 09:59 -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer(a)redhat.com>
> How about an actual reply instead?
> > Is this XML source layout the preferred style, or would it be
> > okay to wrap long lines as a separate change before making
> > changes?
> Certainly not preferred by me. :-) I generally set textwidth=80 when I
> work on the docs, just to keep the lines (and thus diffs) manageable,
> but it varies wildly. If you want to wrap the lines, I heartily
> endorse this.
I think the long lines do help a bit with the diffs, but to tell the
truth, I prefer shorter lines, sometimes, depending on the phase of the
moon, very short. I suspect there is some editor somewhere that isn't
much affected by long lines, because they do appear a lot.
I use org-indent-mode in emacs. I've been trying to get more familiar with
vim and I suspect it also has a mode to wrap text on display without
inserting actual newlines. Probably Ben's textwidth=80?
If we agree that 80 columns or whatever is preferred, we should find/write
a script that would both limit column width and enforce indents to preserve
XML inheritance for clarity, and run the script on all our sources in one
go. Then share $editor settings going forward.
I'm fairly sure publican doesn't care about whitespace and newlines when
building, but I'd like to confirm before doing something drastic - and also
confirm extra strings aren't produced when generating POs. Just to be sure.