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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-948) Coding style issues
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2007 18:29:33 GMT
David Bowen wrote:
> To return to the original point though, we should have some minimum set
> of conventions, and that needs to be enforced.

We do have a convention: Sun's except with 2-space indentation.  It 
isn't currently strictly enforced.  Perhaps it ought to be, but too much 
rigidity in this regard can cause more strife than it alleviates.

> People like me who have
> additional conventions on top of the minimum will just have to put up
> with seeing their code changed in ways that they don't like.

Right, collaboration requires accepting some diversity, not trying to 
force everyone to be like one's self.  Civil societies may vary in their 
ranges of permitted expression, but some tolerance of difference is 
required.

Doug

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