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From John McNally <jmcna...@collab.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Addition to the Commons charter: coding conventions ( Take 3)
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2002 20:44:00 GMT
+1
john mcnally

On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 00:44, Martin Cooper wrote:
> Taking into account Daniel Rall's comment this time. Sorry about all the
> changes, but I'd prefer to refine the text before most people read it and
> cast their votes.
> 
> 
> John McNally brought up a good point about the location of the coding
> convention specification. Here's a slightly amended proposal which takes
> that into account.
> 
> 
> >From the various threads on this subject, I feel that we've more or less
> reached informal concensus, so I'd like to make a concrete proposal and call
> for a vote.
> 
> I propose to make the following changes to the Guidelines section of the
> Commons charter:
> 
> 1) Replace the 3rd sentence of item 17 with the following:
> 
> ---------------
> Proposals are to identify the rationale for the package, its scope, its
> interaction with other packages and products, the Commons resources, if any,
> to be created, the initial source from which the package is to be created,
> the coding conventions used for the package (if different from the Sun
> coding conventions), and the initial set of committers.
> ---------------
> 
> The only change here is the addition of the item about coding conventions.
> 
> 2) After the current item 20 (which is about the CVS repository):
> 
> ---------------
> 21. Each Commons component should use an internally consistent and
> documented coding style. When the source code for a component originates in
> a pre-existing code base outside of Commons, the coding style of that code
> base may be retained at the discretion of the initial committers. If a
> component does not specify its coding style, the Sun Coding Convention
> guidelines are assumed.
> ---------------
> 
> (Acknowledgements to Morgan for most of this wording.)
> 
> In addition, I propose the following addition to the Example Package
> Proposal of the charter:
> 
> ---------------
> (2.2) identify the coding conventions for this package
> 
> The code uses the conventions from the Jakarta Turbine package.
> ---------------
> 
> The above changes have my +1.
> 
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> Martin Cooper
> 
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