MARK CALLAGHAN, 05.03.2009 16:42:
> Excluding storage engines, I hoped that MySQL would go from no
> enforcement of coding style to enforcement for their chosen style. The
> URL you cite describes a style. Why can't all code other than storage
> engines accept that? If there is a coding style per area then those of
> us who work on code in multiple areas need multiple vim/emacs config
> files. Code styles are bound to generate a lot of process and
> criticism. With one style rather than many, much less energy will be
> used for all of that.
I concur. I'd rather stick to a common coding style (even if I hate it),
than to switch between different (possibly nice) styles when looking
into different code areas.
Having someone to drive updates of the common style guideline is a good
idea. I also agree that the changes should be somewhat democratic
legitimated (e.g. by surveys).
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