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Mon Sep 24 06:45:59 BST 2007
--- Eric Wilhelm <scratchcomputing at gmail.com> wrote:
> # from Ovid
> # on Sunday 23 September 2007 13:39:
> >I know I'm going to regret this, but why do you care about the
> Because it makes the code look like gibberish.
No it doesn't. You'll find that our .perltidyrc was based on the PBP
work of Damian Conway he put forward very cogent reasons for his
choices. The reality is different people format things different ways
and you get used to the formatting choices made. I've started
programming back in 1982 and I've seen a lot of *strange* formatting
and I've been in a lot of stupid arguments about it (often failing to
realize what an ass I was making out of myself).
So I'll put my foot down on this one: formatting arguments are the
most useless, non-productive arguments developers can have. If we
agree to change the .perltidyrc, so be it, otherwise, meta discussions
on this should be done. I'm sorry I've raised the topic.
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