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From "David Graham" <>
Subject Re: Avoid code reformating !
Date Mon, 16 Dec 2002 21:30:37 GMT
With all due respect Cedric, that code did not follow the java standard 
coding guidelines so it was a candidate for reformatting.  Under the Jakarta 
rules code must meet those guidelines unless specified differently for the 
project.  AFAIK Struts has no specific rules so it defaults to the java 

Following the java standard helps all developers work on the project faster 
and easier.


>From: Cedric Dumoulin <>
>Reply-To: "Struts Developers List" <>
>To: Struts Developers List <>
>Subject: Avoid code reformating !
>Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 22:09:22 +0100
>  Hi everybody,
>  Code formating is an ever ending debate. We, as experienced developers, 
>all have our preferences.  When there is several users as in Struts, there 
>is a polite rule: do not reformate code of others just because they don't 
>follow your criteria.
>  I have discover such reformating in code that I have written. The problem 
>is that I don't recognize the code anymore, it takes me more time to do 
>something, and comparisons tools can't work anymore ;-(
>  I don't want to debate about the "right" or the "best" code formating. I 
>just ask for the respect of each others.
>  So, for those having an automatic code formatter, please disable it when 
>playing with struts code, and resist to the tentation ;-)
>      Cedric
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