Comments on book review (cstyle - (nf)

mwm at ea.UUCP mwm at ea.UUCP
Thu May 31 02:10:00 AEST 1984

ea!mwm    May 30 11:10:00 1984

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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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The trick, of course, is getting people to use the "standard" 
style/methodology (We switched tracks somewhere in there). Given the
horror stories seen here recently, I suspect that getting people to
*teach* a style/methodology will be the hard part.


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