Comments on book review (cstyle - (nf)

liberte at uiucdcs.UUCP liberte at uiucdcs.UUCP
Tue May 29 10:11:00 AEST 1984

uiucdcs!liberte    May 28 19:11:00 1984

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Forcing people to use some style that may or may not work for them is
not the solution. Allowing people to go on using whatever hackery they
like without giving other things a chance may not work either. I don't
have a good solution; does anybody?


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Maybe the best solution is to find a style that does work for most people
and the teach the remaining incorrigibles how to live with it.  Most 
aspects of style hardly matter all that much and most people will go along
with whatever is choosen, if it is reasonable.  But at the same time,
it is important to allow the freedom to explore new styles that just 
might be better.  The old innovation vs. standards tradeoff.

Daniel LaLiberte          (ihnp4!uiucdcs!liberte)
U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science
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