in reply to Re: Ninja style coding... is it bad?
in thread Ninja style coding... is it bad?
Depends. Not everyone is fond of Abigail's style either — it's quirky and occasionally fun, but it's not gospel just because of who he is. On numerous occasions, tye has bemoaned the fact that we can't make the fat comma DWIM better than it already does because people do all kinds of quirky stuff with it; I like his argument.
Other aspects of a coding style are largely a matter of personal preference. I have my reasons for the style I chose for myself, but it's suited to the way my perception and cognition work, and I doubt anyone would agree with all of my choices. The important part, in that case, is to achieve consensus among all parties and then be consistent with it.
Tools like PerlTidy are also helpful to keep negotiations to a minimum, as the code can be re-styled to meet the official style guide or any individual's tastes on the fly. This allows people to have their cakes and eat them too — they can disagree and still cooperate without having to negotiate a compromise.
Makeshifts last the longest.