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Subject: Re: [boost] [Intrusive] Cleaning up trailing white space
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-18 03:30:02

On Friday 18 May 2012 09:19:41 Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Brian Wood <woodbrian77_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]>
> >
> > On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:12 AM, Brian Wood <woodbrian77_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>> This is probably the easiest way to improve Boost. ?I hope authors will
> >>
> >> Really? Why?
> >
> > It can be done with a simple sed script and applied either to individual
> > libraries
> > or all of Boost. It's a small detail, but I hope it gets some attention.
> > I brought
> > it to Ion's attention as I use the Intrusive library and take a number of
> > steps
> > to reduce the need for new hardware. I won't stop using the library if he
> > doesn't do this, but the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
> That's an explanation for the easy part, but why is this an improvement?

Are you implying that cleaning the code will make it worse?

Personally, I doubt there's a measurable impact on performance of this change,
but it improves code clarity. Those extra spaces irritate a little when I read
or edit code, so I'm all for it.

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