kdelibs coding style

Zack Rusin zack at kde.org
Sun Jul 23 22:44:38 BST 2006

On Sunday 23 July 2006 12:56, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > BTW, since I am the KNetwork maintainer and only author, I am
> > imposing the proposed indentation style to my own existing and
> > future code.
> That's certainly your choice.

(picking this email pretty much at random to give a broadcast response 
to everyone because I know you don't seriously expect me to read all 
those emails).

First of all let me make this perfectly clear: this was not a email 
suggesting discussing a style to pick. So all those emails saying "but 
i don't like rule x or y" are completely offtopic (except the "all 
classes start with Q" one ;) ) - it's nice you have an opinion but in 
that particular case you may as well point out your eating habits or 
favorite colors. The proposal was (i thought) very clear: adopting the 
same style that our underlaying library is using in the core libraries 
of all KDE. That style was "Qt library style", it wasn't "Zack's style 
with Charles' additions" so just get over it. 

Like I mentioned it's either all or nothing. Which with a minimal set of 
cognitive skills you should be able to figure out, means: either we'll 
accept the style that is already well defined (Qt style) or freaking 
never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever (a few more evers 
maybe) agree on a common style. It's really very simple: some disagree 
because they feel that someone should, everyone has different indention 
taste, some, clearly coughing-syrop abusers, think their freedom is 
endangered by having a more consistant indention style or something 
else. Reaching unanimous in a group this large is never going to 
happen, that's why we have TWG.

Now that everyone complained a bit, brought up some pretty funky 
conspiracy theories and sent amount of emails that can be classified as 
scary by even the most savvy readers it's time for The Working Group 
ninjas to step in, have a vote and decide. 


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