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One thing I've come to realize is that it is not enough to write code that's merely compilable. That's a low bar. A team needs a consistent style and that has to be enforced automatically. Automatic formatting is a good first step but that's also not enough. Say you don't want too many nested s-expressions. Then write a tool to reject code that has too many of them. Run the tool together with the compiler. Prevent merging if the tool complains unless a special exception is noted.

Tooling is important.




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