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Says runrig:
"Style" IMHO means whether I use 2 or 4 space indentation, whether or not I cuddle my else's, etc.
Well, it didn't always mean that. For example, if you look at Programming Style: Examples and Counterexamples by Brian Kernighan and P.J. Plaugher, you'll find that it's concerned with the sort of issues that Rhose raises, and not with trivial matters like indentation or brace placement.

I think it's really unfortunate that the programming community's discussions of programming style have been sidetracked into meaningless arguments about indentation, and I'd like to see the useful term 'style' applied to more substantive issues.

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Mark Dominus
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In reply to Re: How do you critique another person's code? by Dominus
in thread How do you critique another person's code? by Rhose

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