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Re: [xml-dev] Convention versus standard

> My experience is that an intelligent programmer using their own common sense
> will usually produce much more helpful variable names than a programmer who
> is blindly following rules defined by some corporate style police.

Yeah, I was trying to indicate that in a pithy manner by the
'hopefully achievable' part. As coding guidelines or (since this is
xml-dev) naming and design rules are bureaucratic you end up with
names that are  as intelligent as a bureaucracy can make them. If, as
is often the case, better names can be achieved by breaking the style
policies then this should be done. Maybe there is another category
between best practice and convention, or maybe the style policing is
best practice while intelligence is best situation?

Bryan Rasmussen

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