[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #47411: Build tools, WPCS: disable line ending check

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#47411: Build tools, WPCS: disable line ending check
 Reporter:  azaozz            |       Owner:  azaozz
     Type:  defect (bug)      |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  5.3
Component:  Build/Test Tools  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal            |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion       |     Focuses:  coding-standards

Comment (by jrf):

 I only just saw this ticket.

 ''**Please revert the committed patch as it is plain wrong.**''

 I completely agree with what @johnbillion said above.

 > Overriding it in core means core doesn't adhere to core's own coding

 This is not an issue with WPCS or even the Core `phpcs.xml.dist` ruleset,
 this is an issue with the setup as used by an individual developer.

 There are two solutions for this - either one of which should be applied
 by the individual developer -. Either solution will fix this, you only
 need to choose which one you prefer to use.

 This is not a Core issue.

 **Solution 1: Set up git to check-out as-is.**

 How git checks out files line-ending wise is a configuration setting of
 the git install on the local machine.
 By default, on Windows, it will check out files Windows-style and commit
 However, this can easily be changed to `check out as-is`. This is even one
 of the questions during the normal git install procedure on Windows.

 > git config --global core.autocrlf input

 Ref: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Customizing-Git-Git-Configuration -
 section: Formatting and Whitespace

 Same should be possible for SVN.

 Alternatively, leave the settings as they are, git commit locally first
 and only run PHPCS after that as the git commit will fix the line-endings

 **Solution 2: Locally overload the PHPCS configuration.**

 The `phpcs.xml.dist` file are the project rules and should not be changed
 for something like this.

 However, if an individual dev wants to locally ignore certain issues (or
 add extra rules) to facilitate their personal work-flow, that is perfectly
 fine and PHPCS facilitates this easily.

 Just add a `phpcs.xml` file to the root of your WP repo (no worries, that
 file is git-ignored) with the following contents:

 <?xml version="1.0"?>
 <ruleset name="WP Core local">

         <rule ref="./phpcs.xml.dist">
                 <exclude name="Generic.Files.LineEndings"/>


 Other than that:

 > as far as I see are not part of any (popular) coding standard.

 I guess PSR2 and PSR12 are not popular coding standards in that case...

 > > Does this rule need to be fixed upstream in WPCS?
 > No, it is not part of WPCS.

 It **is** part of WPCS, but is not something which should be "fixed". It
 is correct as it is.


 Please feel free to ping me about issues like this in the future using my
 handle. As Meta has not been sending mails for subscribed topics for ages,
 I won't see it otherwise.

 P.S.: You're not the only Windows based dev out there....

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47411#comment:9>
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