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Strongly agree with this. My company has its own coding standards and openly acknowledges that they are not objectively "the right way to do it", because such a thing does not exist. Instead, they define rules to make our code (relatively) safe and consistent.

The Linux kernel has another set of rules that differ in numerous ways (e.g. not wrapping single-line statements under a conditional in braces). Their rules are not strictly better or worse, just different and define their set of common idioms.

Another thing that the MD said to me during my interview was "code ought to be boring, testing can be interesting".




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