On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 20:44:11 +0200, Brian Foster <blf at blf.utvinternet.ie> wrote:
>> I understand. but please allow me to argue the 3-rule
> approach still works: the main issue (in yer case)
> seems to be "existing code". it sounds like you don't
> have any. in which case, Yes, find a stone table.
> treat it as yer existing code (i.e., the style that is
> to be copied). the three rules now kick in:
> 3. follow the existing code;
> else 2. it's Ok if the coders and reviewers _agree_ it's Ok;
> and 1. all reasonable exceptions are allowed.
I like and agree completely with the 3 rules. It's just that I'm at the step before being able to implement them yet. We all still have to agree on a starting point.
>> and to be absolutely clear on one thing: I'm not
> saying (and have tried to never imply) style doesn't
> matter. of course it does! however, neither style
> _conformance_ nor _non_conformance_ is the same as
> _quality_. doing both — conforming unless there
> is a good reason not to — helps quality (especially,
> perhaps, when people agree quality, not what a stone
> table says, is more important).
I completely agree too :)
Cheers and thanks to all who responded.
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