in reply to Maintenance vs. Programming style

Having broken working code through "obviously identical reformatting", I will never reformat code unless I am willing, capable, and permitted to take FULL OWNERSHIP of that code. For me, there is either "minimally sufficient changes" or "complete ownership" - nothing else and definitely no middle ground.

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?