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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 06:49:11PM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On the other hand, the idea of a coding style hall of shame - publicly
> humiliating kernel contributers - is immature and just plain silly. It's
> good to have a giggle thinking about it, but that's where it should stop.

If you've got a more effective way of getting people to do the right thing,
lets hear it. Remember, the goal is to protect the source base, not your,
my, or another's ego.

I used to think Sun's approach was pretty brutal, and I still do actually.
But I haven't found anything else which works as well. I don't use that
technique at BitMover, instead I rewrite code that I find offensive. That's
less annoying to the engineers but it is also a lot more costly in terms of
my time. Since we're a small company, I can keep up. When we double in
size, I won't be able to do so and I suspect we'll revert to the Sun way.
Larry McVoy lm at
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