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Yes. Go is intended for BIG codebases - millions of lines of code. You can't afford to have to squint and decypher one particular author's code style when you have to go through that amount of code.

It's much easier to go through a codebase if everyone uses the same code style and you get the least amount of surprises. This does however require you to give up your own ego, that is, you have to conform to the standard.

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