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From Kathey Marsden <kmarsdende...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1363) Derby should publish a well defined coding convention per the db project guidlines
Date Sun, 06 Aug 2006 17:25:43 GMT
Kathey Marsden wrote:
I think we are converging on deciding on  a color for our shed:

> Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language 
> <http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/html/CodeConvTOC.doc.html> as 
> published by Sun [1]  with four space indent (no tabs)
Included in this  convention is the 80 character line limit and  
implicit in our participation at a Apache is the lack of @author tags, 
but I think these items should be included in the final wording.  This 
approach feels generally  OK to me because  this is the standard 
indicated in the db project guidelines, and it is the base for the 
Geronimo and Jakarta standards.  My only concern is that Dan said there 
was an inherent quality risk in the Sun standard and I am not willing to 
introduce a known quality risk without understanding it.   I  think we 
can surely mitigate whatever it is with cautionary wording or slight  
amendment, but need to have all the data on the table.  Aesthetic 
opinions should be avoided to prevent  a bikeshed discussion,  quality 
data points should  not.

Dan, what is your quality concern with the Sun convention and how might 
we best mitigate it?


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