[dojo-contributors] A new build tool for style guide violation checking

Adam Peller peller at gmail.com
Sun May 10 20:27:13 EDT 2009

Shane - I don't see the patch.  Can you post it again?

I think it might be best to add this as a pre- (fatal) or
post-processing (warning) svn-hook.

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Shane O'Sullivan
<shaneosullivan1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Given that my first official check-in last week was riddled with style
> guide violations, which I find it both difficult and boring to have to
> look for (4 spaces looks VERY like a tab), I decided to have a go at
> writing an extension to our build tools that does an optional check
> for style guide violations.
> It obviously can't check for everything in the style guide, but it can
> enforce many of the simpler guidelines.
> I've attached a patch file to http://bugs.dojotoolkit.org/ticket/9278
> for people to look at.  It's extremely easy to use, instructions are
> included in the ticket.
> What do people think?   Right now it only enforces a few rules, more
> as a proof of concept than anything else.  However, it's extremely
> easy to extend to enforce more.  Also, while some guidelines would be
> too difficult to do in this manner, the fact that there's about 5000
> violations in the toolkit right now of just these sample rules shows
> that this can be a very valuable tool for tracking these issues.
> Thanks
> Shane
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