[PATCH] COMP128v23 improvements

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Sun Dec 1 18:17:07 UTC 2013

Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Thanks Harald. I think there are a lot of good points here. If these
> things matter that much, why not use a commit hook that enforces
> policy by applying formatting without prejudice?

Because we'd like to have developers share a cohesive culture around
the code and code style rather than have developers that are unable
to do better than agree to disagree about something so simple as
style, and resign to have a computer fix up the differences.

If not even agreement about style can be accomplished then it's not
very likely that much other agreement can be had either.

(Unfortunately I know that all too well from experience.)

> developers don't waste their time learning yet another set of
> standards and idiosyncrasies.

I think that statement is quite intolerant of you. Learning a culture
by slowly immersing oneself in it is never a waste of time, I think
it enriches life in more ways than we can know.

If developers do not want to work together then they shouldn't
pretend; it would be much better to go separate ways.


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