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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Common checkstyle (was Re: [vfs] checkstyle)
Date Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:49:45 GMT
On Feb 19, 2012, at 12:26 PM, Simone Tripodi <> wrote:

> While I agree that checkstyle has to be consistent inside each
> component, so I would be +1 on having the plugin in the parent (with
> PMD and Findbugs as mentioned by Gary), I am still reluctant with
> adopting a general checkstyle *configuration* for all components, and
> I make you a sample: commons-ognl.
> main OGNL contributors have been olamy, mcucchiara, grobmeier and
> simonetripodi <>.
> We all (except grobmeier :P) like the mvn style (brought by
> checkstyle-plugin) and we are comfortable on working with it. No one
> else committed on OGNL.
> So please explain me why the PMC should "force" OGNL guys on adopting
> a different style in a component where just a small subset of commons
> people (mainly Struts guys) is interested.
> Concluding: PMD, findbugs and checkstyle by default: +1; deciding
> which style has to be applied: -1. Good practice are one thing, strict
> rules are different.

I think it is reasonable to have Commons wide defaults but let projects override them if they
want to.

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