Using TortoiseSVN with svn+ssh tunnel over non-standard ports

Configuring recent versions of toirtoise SVN to work with non-standard ports is a bit tricky. I tried editing the “subversion config file” through Settings->General->Edit, to using an ssh command line, like the one I’m using on Linux for the same repository, but that didn’t work. A quick hack-style solution is to go to TortoiseSVN->Settings->Network and set the SSH client to (assuming port number XX): “C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoisePlink.exe -P XX” (The hack is also described here: http://www.

How to indent Python with VIM

Today I solved the problem of properly indenting my Python code with my favorite editor (Vim 7.2). I’ve had this issue for some time, because I had tuned Vim for writing in C/C++, which of course proves quite annoying when trying to write Python code (no braces darling!). Googling the issue I came up with the article¬†“Indenting Python with VIM”¬†which proves quite useful, but unfortunately did not work out of the box for me.

How to count Lines of Code (LOC) using grep and wc

Contrary to the CLOC tool (http://cloc.sourceforge.net) I argue that comments in the code are useful and should be counted in the “real” lines of code. I think that this gives a nice incentive to developers for commenting their code. Of course that holds assuming that you are not trying to fool anyone by artificially increasing the lines of your code. If your are trying to fool people, you can still do it with comments being removed (but I’m not going to tell you how).