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From Jim Waldo <Jim.Wa...@sun.com>
Subject Re: thoughts on River project organization...
Date Thu, 01 Feb 2007 14:37:56 GMT
Well, sure, but there is also a lot of stuff that can be dealt with  
by using the right set of tools, or filters, or what have you.

There are well-documented standards for coding conventions in Java  
programs. I have forgotten what most of them are, but my editor  
settings (both Netbeans and Emacs) have not. Looking at the document


says that indentation should be four spaces and tabs should be 8.  
Even if I disagreed with this, I don't see this as being an issue  
that is so important that we should go against the established  

So before this discussion gets too far out of hand, I would suggest  
that we all look at the current coding conventions with the idea that  
those are the ones that we will use unless the entire community  
decides differently.

Jim Waldo

On Feb 1, 2007, at 9:26 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> heh - but the project does need to reach some sort of consensus, or  
> it will be pretty messy...
> On Feb 1, 2007, at 9:11 AM, Jim Waldo wrote:
>> Rules for life (some learned from the sage Ed Abbey)....
>> 1) Never get involved in a land war in Asia
>> 2) Never play poker with a man called "Doc"
>> 3) Never go to bed with someone who has more troubles than you
>> 4) Never debate tabs vs. spaces in coding style (or, for that  
>> matter, much of anything having to do with coding style)
>> Jim Waldo

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