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I’m mixed on this if you use tools like GitHub or gitlab where it’s fairly easy to navigate the history so my rule is picking a quiet time to autoformat (i.e. coordinating open branches) and then marking the commit clearly as having no other impact so people can avoid reviewing it line by line.



I hate to respond with just 'this' but this is the correct response.

The problems we've had are all because we can't get consensus to auto-format, but then someone gets frustrated because they can't understand the code they're reading after someone committed mortal indentation sins, so then they auto-format and bam, history is worthless again.




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