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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
Most were in favor but unfortunately some were really against this so in the end we decided not to enfore the format. I still believe enforcing it would have been the better option (especially after some of the nice replies here) but for this to work everybody needs to do it or it will break.
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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
Although I really like your answer (and you were spot on) I can not accept it since it does not really answer the question.
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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
It was difficult to decide which answer to accept but I found this one to be the best argumented and also best addressing the actual question.
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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
Tx, not a bad point of view this. But then again, it's extra work if during each review the reviewer must check the format as well.
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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
Depends on the format used. Some are just slightly different and would not warrant an enforced format. Others however are very different (e.g. no indention, variables declared at the end of the source file, ...)
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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
Actually, we are planning some major refactorings and would reformat all code at that time since merging will be almost impossible anyway because of the refactoring. If we only reformat on change then we will still face merge issues because of changed format a year from now.
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comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
1-2-3: It's Java and the code format is the one from Sun; it's just formatting so not ordering methods or variable names; 4-5: well, the idea would be to automatically format on save (Eclipse save actions) so no extra work (you don't even need to think about the format while coding) but of course also existing files would be reformatted (the first time).
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