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RE: enforced code beautification

From: Noel Yap
Subject: RE: enforced code beautification
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 05:04:39 -0800 (PST)

--- "Schwenk, Jeanie" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Beautification is highly overrated and it creates a
> big mess.  If possible,
> stay away from it.  You will regret it.  It was
> tried by an engineer here
> and I, without thinking, did not stop him.  I now
> know better.  Try
> resolving 'real' conflicts when there is a conflict
> on every single line of
> the file because of the beautification process.  It
> can be done, but I
> wouldn't recommend it. 

I completely agree.  That being said, I think it's
important to have coding standards so that future
maintenance is easier.

I once worked on a project that had been around ten
years and no matter where you looked, the coding style
was the same.  It made it much easier to read.  This
particular project enforced the coding standard
through code reviews, not through automated


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