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From Jochen Wiedmann <jochen.wiedm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Code Style [WAS Re: Various dev questions :-)]
Date Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:54:50 GMT
Amen to everything, sebb!

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> The only rule I hope we can agree on is no TAB characters.
> This because TAB settings are variable and can badly mess up indentation.
>
> Consistency within a single source file is desirable for readability -
> e.g. it's awkward to follow if indentation is not consistent.
>
> But I don't see a particular advantage to consistency across all files
> and file types.
>
> For example, XML files often have deep nesting, so an indent of 2
> chars is often better.
> Whereas Java files don't (or should not) have deeply nested conditions
> so 4 chars indentation is probably more readable.
>
> IMO changing code to suit some arbitrary checkstyle rules is a waste
> of time (and wasted effort reviewing changes).
>
>
> On 29 September 2012 20:27, Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org> wrote:
>> /me was just asking and don't want to start any holy war :-)
>>
>> 2012/9/29 Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk>:
>>> On 09/29/12 19:31, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>>>>
>>>> -1: I am just happy with different styles and don't see advantages in a
>>>> common.
>>>
>>>
>>> Fine by me
>>>
>>> Robert
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Olivier Lamy
>> Talend: http://coders.talend.com
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