> Certainly if you have code with an odd mix of styles it is much
> harder to read, and ultimately source code is for *humans* to
> understand. So enforcing a consistent style, even if it is not your
> own style, makes it much easier to follow!
It can. It doesn't always.
I've yet to see a coding style rule that can't profitably be broken in
at least a few cases ("profitably" here meaning, the breaking actually
improves rather than impairs readability). Truly did Emerson write
that "[a] foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds".
Readability is a fundamentally subjective thing, after all, and thus
brings all of the human layer's messy inconsistency with it.
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