[PD] Idiomatic Pd

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Jul 29 21:10:39 CEST 2008

On Jul 29, 2008, at 2:25 PM, marius schebella wrote:

> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> On Jul 29, 2008, at 1:31 AM, Frank Barknecht wrote:
>>> Hallo,
>>> Luke Iannini hat gesagt: // Luke Iannini wrote:
>>>> There are some amazing sets of abstractions being released  
>>>> recently,
>>>> which has served to highlight the many extant styles of  
>>>> patching.  I
>>>> was wondering if there was interest in establishing a set of
>>>> guidelines for patching in the vein of PEP 8 for Python; I've found
>>>> that document to be very relaxing as it is a standardized  
>>>> approach to
>>>> OCD.  More seriously, it greatly helps when reading other people's
>>>> code or collaborating.
>>>> http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
>>> I think, it would be important to first collect every possible style
>>> element in the wild and document what people are using in reality.
>>> That would be interesting. I'm not too much in favour of a style   
>>> "guide"
>>> however. Let people be creative.
>> Nobody is talking about requirements.  If you don't like style   
>> guides, don't use them.  But it is really not useful to squelch  
>> other  people's efforts, especially when you don't even have an  
>> intention of  using this stuff.
> I actually liked frank's idea to collect different people's ideas  
> and compare them. maybe there is some common sense in all of them?
> marius.

Yeah, I think that was Luke's idea from the beginning.  I agree that  
it is a good one.



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