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SubjectRe: Coding standards. (Was: Re: [PATCH] [2.5] Non-blocking write can block)
On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Jesse Pollard wrote:

> On Monday 09 June 2003 13:58, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> > If you try to define a bad/horrible "whatever" in an *absolute* way you
> > need either the *absolutely* unanimous consent or you need to prove it
> > using a logical combination of already proven absolute concepts. Since you
> > missing both of these requirements you cannot say that something is
> > bad/wrong in an absolute way. You can say though that something is
> > wrong/bad when dropped inside a given context, and a coding standard might
> > work as an example. If you try to approach a developer by saying that he
> > has to use ABC coding standard because it is better that his XYZ coding
> > standard you're just wrong and you'll have hard time to have him to
> > understand why he has to use the suggested standard when coding inside the
> > project JKL. The coding standard gives you the *rule* to define something
> > wrong when seen inside a given context, since your personal judgement does
> > not really matter here.
>
> The coding standards were written by people who said
>
> "Do it this way because 'I' have to read it and understand it to be able to
> maintain it."

The whole sub-thread wasn't talking about democracy in coding styles ;)



- Davide

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