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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Coding standards
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 14:50:46 GMT
Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:
> Kathey Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net> writes:
>
>   
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>     
>>> Here's what the community approved:
>>> http://www.nabble.com/-VOTE---Approve-coding-conventions-for-the-Derby-project-td5771191.html

>>>
>>>
>>> We are supposed to use spaces rather than tabs and indentation
>>> should be 4 spaces according to the included standard
>>> (http://java.sun.com/docs/codeconv/html/CodeConvTOC.doc.html). However,
>>> we also allowed ourselves plenty of wiggle room in old code.
>>>       
>> Well there were quite a few rumblings during the vote so I am not
>> totally sure it passed or at least that consensus was reached.
>>     
>
> Do rumblings nullify the results of a vote? According to the voting
> guidelines [1], votes on procedural issues have passed if there are more
> favourable votes than unfavourable ones, which I think was the case in
> that vote. Also, no one can veto a vote on a procedural issue.
>
> [1] http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html
>
>   
I think the vote technically passed but the support for it was weak 
compared to other issues we have voted on. I suspect that weak support 
translates into weak enforcement. In any event, awareness of the 
approved standard will improve if we clean up the contributors' checklist.

Regards,
-Rick

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