kdelibs coding style

Jaison Lee lee.jaison at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 23:44:27 BST 2006

> And yes, not having an
> indentation style is also expressing trust --- it's the project saying to the
> contributor "we're sure you can make your code nice and readable".

The problem is that obviously doesn't work. kdelibs looks like a mess.
This has proven itself to be something that we can't simply trust a
contributor with.[1] If the whole we-trust-you-make-it-pretty-please
worked we wouldn't be having this conversation in the first place. So
apparently I'm forced to conclude that some contributors require the
help of a preferred coding style so they don't commit something worthy
of an obfuscated C contest.

With the exception of your kdepim comment, I appreciate you wording
your argument better than others have in this thread, but you make it
seem like this is being done for no reason when this is obviously not
the case.

[1] kutils/kmultitabbar.cpp, kimgio/psd.cpp, kimgio/tga.cpp,
kstyles/light/lightstyle-v{2,3}.cpp, khtml/rendering/font.cpp, etc.
etc. etc. And that's without looking very hard.

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