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Absolves: 65 | Condemns: 303

07/04/2013



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Anonymous:
Auto-formatting tools are awesome for enforcing style, but you gotta agree with your team on what your mutual style will be.. that way everyone is happy.
Anonymous:
VCS?
Anonymous:
Agreed. Share a style with the whole team. Don't let people do their own thing or there will be chaos.
Anonymous:
On the other hand, most version control systems will let you ignore whitespace changes when you're comparing versions, so it's not like it matters that much.
Anonymous:
Checkout, Reformat, Code, Reformat, Commit
Anonymous:
How have you not been strangled yet?
Anonymous:
I would give you the most thankless tasks we have, and see that you work late hours until you burn out.
Anonymous:
"On the other hand, most version control systems will let you ignore whitespace changes when you're comparing versions, so it's not like it matters that much." Where's the 'condemn' for stupid-ass comments?
Anonymous:
I do the same!
Anonymous:
VCS: Version Control System
Anonymous:
Ya gotta go with the shop standard. Just be glad your shop *has* standards. Go with shop brace, indent, naming conventions and other source code stuff. However, stand your ground on your editor though. If it can do the job, there is zero reason for insistence you use any other editor than vim. Which is the only real editor.
Anonymous:
I do this. If it's a file I have to dig a lot in, I reformat it. But most people on my team don't really care one formatting way or another... as long as you aren't trying to do any obfuscated contests in it.
Anonymous:
I get harassed about cleaning up code that others neglect, just because it makes the merging process a little more work. I keep telling them, if they did it right the first time I wouldn't have to.
Anonymous:
Any competent programmer can adapt to and be comfortable using a different code formatting standard in a matter of hours. Take that however you want.
Anonymous:
How the hell (ha!) is anyone going to be able to figure out what you actually changed in your code if it's mixed with hundred of lines worth of white space changes? You should die in hell. No, hell is too much of a nice place for folks like you.
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