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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject [seda] Coding standards and commit 56039 (by Trustin)
Date Sat, 30 Oct 2004 17:22:41 GMT
Hi all,

Looks like this commit was to basically reformat and reorganize the 
code.  I'm cool with that but the Jalopy net affect is to undo my 
formatting style which I agree is not the Java standard. 

What I ask now, are you following the Java standard with this Jalopy 
formating you are using?  If not we need to come up with something for 
the whole team.  I used to use the Avalon coding style and formating.  
For me I have bad eyes so I moved to my own style that puts spaces 
between stuff so its easier for my eyes.  Here's what mine looks like as 
opposed to the SUN Java style:

My style has brackets ALWAYS on a new line.  I follow this religiously.  
Also I put a space between ( and ) as you can see.

    public RequestHandler getHandler( Object request )
        return new NoReplyHandler()
            public void handle( Object request )

            public HandlerTypeEnum getHandlerType()
                return HandlerTypeEnum.NOREPLY;

These are the fundamental differences between my style and the Java style below which looks
like the SUN Java recommended formatting.  

    public RequestHandler getHandler(Object request) {
        return new NoReplyHandler() {
                public void handle(Object request) {

                public HandlerTypeEnum getHandlerType() {
                    return HandlerTypeEnum.NOREPLY;

I like mine much better and think the whole damn world is wrong but you 
can't piss against the wind and expect not to get wet right?  So again 
conforming to the standard is best even if it IMO looks less readible.  
I will adapt but is this what we want to do.  Should we just use the 
jakarta coding standards?

Personally I think there are a few good options for us so please add to 
this and gimme a check.  This is more a poll rather than a formal vote 
since we need to feel out what everyone thinks.

[ ] Jakarta standards
[ ] SUN Java recommended standards (might be the same as Jakarta)
[ ] Alex's coding standards
[ ] Geronimo coding standards
[X] mx4j standards but use 4 spaces instead of 3 for tabs
[ ] invent our own

See here:

So people gimme some feedback.  In the meantime Trustin please revert 
this change for just the formating.


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