kdelibs coding style

Thomas Zander zander at kde.org
Thu Jul 20 21:52:17 BST 2006

On Thursday 20 July 2006 21:39, Maksim Orlovich wrote:
> At any rate, I am very disappointed to see this. I always thought one
> of the strengths of KDE was to let developers develop, without needless
> rules forcing them all on the same page.

Ruthless rules... Forcing...
I'm mystified by your response. Really.  After all, its a fact that 
consistency is important in many ways. Including coding style. People 
judge code quality on coding style alone, and for good reason, 
consistency in style means there is someone taking care for it.

As we all know; kdelibs code is code that is owned by all, we don't have a 
huge list of maintainers for any particular piece of code. And we believe 
thats a strength. Fix something without feeling you are hurting a 
maintainers feelings by committing in his code.

All this proposal is doing is making it feel that bit more official that 
this really is everyones code and that everyone will respect _everyone_ 
else.  We have to do that by taking one coding style that may not b your 
preference, but its consistent. And every individual takes a little step 
back while the group marches forward.

I personally think this is great. And I expect that more kwin hackers will 
stand up if Zacks comment about the readability of it was so bad. ;)
Thomas Zander
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