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From <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: More abuse of coding styles...
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2002 15:19:14 GMT
Yeah, it's sitting right in front of me :)

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Ted Husted wrote:

> A nice alternative to Sun's (a superset really) is the Elements of Java
> Style. Highly recommended.
>
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0521777682
>
>
> bayard@generationjava.com wrote:
> >
> > > Sigh. That isn't the argument. The argument is about following what
> > > conventions we do have. It could be about coding, voting policies,
> > > whatever...if people ignore the rules, then we shouldn't bother having rules
> > > at all.
> >
> > I'm going through exactly this situation in my new employment. One great
> > reasoning for ignoring the coding convention:
> >
> > "Sun don't obey their coding convention internally. "
> >
> > It seems to me to be a similar reason for why open source Java should use
> > the Apache licence. It's the biggest fish we have to be a littler fish in
> > other seas. My view on the OS Java world has been that the Apache
> > licenced software is in the majority, would be nice to do the maths
> > and see if that's true.
> >
> > Arguing and fragmenting the 'standard' will cause the effectiveness of
> > the community to fail, which is a shame as Sun's conventions, when obeyed,
> > do create relatively homogenous code.
> >
> > Bay
> >
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