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SubjectRe: Coding style - a non-issue
On November 30, 2001 07:13 pm, Larry McVoy wrote:
> 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.

Yes, lead by example, it's at least as effective. Maybe humiliation works at
Sun, when you're getting a paycheck, but in the world of volunteer
development it just makes people walk.

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