[wp-hackers] Discussion about Optional Closing PHP tags in the WordPress Library

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Jun 20 13:25:59 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Jacob Santos <wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
> 2. Debating Coding Standards is like debating Politics, what it comes down
> to is a matter of preference.

I agree with this entirely, which is why I was saying that the
conversation was more than a little pointless. Coding Standards, as
such, have no right or wrong way. Just "the way" as it is defined by
the standard.

But that doesn't mean that the standard must be a rigid unbending
rule. If there's a good reason to break from the standard in a
particular case, then the standard should be broken for that
particular case.

A rule that doesn't bend for circumstances is worthless.

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