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From Gilles Sadowski <gil...@harfang.homelinux.org>
Subject Re: [ALL] Commons Parent reports
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:54:17 GMT
On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 01:59:25PM -0400, Gary Gregory wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2012, at 12:40, Gilles Sadowski <gilles@harfang.homelinux.org> wrote:
> 
> > Hi.
> >
> >>>
> >>>>> [...]
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The tools are there, but you have to tell people that they _must_
use them.
> >>>>
> >>>> Commons has already enough rules and process. As long as the releases
> >>>> are have clean code I wouldn't be too anal about the commits in
> >>>> between.
> >>>
> >>> I think that the main disagreement is here. Source code must be a clear
read
> >>> for the _developers_. To put it bluntly, I don't care that the releases
have
> >>> cleanly formatted code, as almost nobody is going to read those packaged
> >>> sources!
> 
> And another thing: the formatting /is/ important in released sources
> because, again, this is what most users will see in their debuggers.
> Have you seen some of the JRE sources? Some files are a mess, others
> have blank lines in the middle of headers. Others look like they were
> entered by a prisoner blinded in the noon day sun after spending a
> month in the hole with bread and water ration and then given a stick
> of butter for lunch.

It sounds like I were arguing against well formatted sources. My point was
that sources must _always_ be well formatted, and not _only_ at release.


Gilles

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