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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Approve coding conventions for the Derby project
Date Sat, 12 Aug 2006 00:08:19 GMT

(with the grumble that switching between tabs and spaces is onerous, 
especially in my IDE where I just can't tell the difference.  But I 
recognize we'll be addressing that later)

Kathey Marsden wrote:
> This is a vote to define the coding conventions for the Derby project 
> per the db project guidelines http://db.apache.org/source.html
> Vote closes  10:00am, Wednesday, August  15.
> [+1]  Adopt the coding convention described.
> [-1 ] Do not adopt the coding convention described.
> The conventions outlined below will be published on the wiki page 
> http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbyContributorChecklist
> Derby uses the "Code Conventions for the Java Programming Language"
> (http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/html/CodeConvTOC.doc.html) with these
> amendments:
> - space indentation (no tabs).
> - Derby does not discourage deferring variable declaration to the first 
> use.
> - Lines should be limited to 80 characters
> - @author tags should not be used at all
> Note: There is a great deal of existing code that does not match this
> convention. Changes to existing code should match the surrounding code
> for readability, matching tabs or spaces as appropriate (see Tabs) .
> Patches should not have white space diffs. Code and diffs should be
> readable in  context.

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