[webkit-dev] Style "guidelines, not hard rules"

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Tue Dec 1 21:43:44 PST 2009

I'd like formal clarification about how we enforce our style guide.

On https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31806#c5 , Yong Li was notified
that one of his patches violates a WebKit style rule (no {} on one-line
conditional bodies).  He objected to the rule, and George Staikos commented
that the style guide rules were "guidelines and not hard rules".

I'm not interested in having debates on individual bugs when people don't
like particular style guide rules.  I don't happen to like this rule either,
but my impression is that we simply do not accept willful style guide
violations.  Can someone with more standing in the project than me confirm
or deny that?

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