* Michael Widenius <monty@stripped> [09/03/06 19:22]:
> Konstantin> I agree. How would you, however, enforce a single style in a
> Konstantin> distributed organization without a single leader, like ours?
> I am still working on the MySQL code base and at least I will enforce
> the current coding style on the MySQL-Maria distribution.
> I don't see
> why the MySQL group at Sun should not be able to do the same on their
> code base.
Because not everybody agrees with the current coding style,
and some roles and responsibilities are now missing.
> Konstantin> In the proposal, I suggest that a single module always follows a
> Konstantin> single style. sql/ is mainly runtime and the optimizer. I
> Konstantin> certainly hope that we will be able to follow a single style.
> Having different coding styles per team is not something that would
> work in the long term; This is especially confusing when team moves to
> do different things in other parts of the server. It's also hard for
> anyone who wants to contribute code to the MySQL project.
I agree. It seems that all server tech leads also accept that we
need a single style now, especially after this thread.