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Ask Slashdot: Do Coding Standards Make a Difference?

gantzm Re:Eclipse (430 comments)

I don't think you know what a "coding standard" is. It's not just formatting.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do Coding Standards Make a Difference?

gantzm Re:After 42 yrs programming I say... (430 comments)

Can't agree with "not very much at all".

I don't really care what coding standard you use, pick one any one. But here's the rub, pick one and stick with it.

I get really exhausted and tired having to jump between 4 or 5 completely different coding styles in the same project. And I'm not just talking about indentation and formatting. I'm talking about how problems are solved.

For example: If you're coding in Java and the "style" is to Using Apache StringUtils for what it does, then use that. Don't go create your own monster mess that does the same thing, then force me to take 15 minutes to figure out you re-wrote StringUtils for no damn good reason.

I've watched developers struggle with this and waste hours upon hours tracking down bugs because of stuff like this. And, you know what? They never want to admit it's because the code is a typographical mess that puts your eyes into unending calisthenics.

about 2 years ago
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National Opt-Out Day Against Virtual Strip Searches

gantzm Re:The privacy/security scale tips again. (647 comments)

I'm willing to bet that list is smaller than the list of terrorists who didn't get on a plain for fear of having their ass kicked by Joe Public when they attempt something.

about 4 years ago
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3rd-Grader Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession

gantzm Re:RTFA (804 comments)

> Instead of banning hard candies, ban making messes and punish those who do.
Nope, can't do that, see the gun control debate...

more than 4 years ago
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Citizens Demand To See Secret ACTA Treaty

gantzm Re:Brave New World, 1984 (223 comments)

Yes it is. It's a democratic republic.

Actually it's a constitutional republic.

But nobody seem to bother with that old piece of paper these days.

more than 6 years ago

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