On 12/19/2017 07:41 AM, Julien Bect
19/12/2017 à 06:10, Oliver Heimlich a écrit :
Right. We need all the help we can get. It is that simple.
(On a side note:
interval is not Matlab compatible
My mistake. I thought it was. But symbolic is, isn't it ?
The reason why
Octave coding style is requested for packages is twofold: (a) it
shall allow to easily move a function from a package into Octave
core or into another package, (b) it shall be easier to
contribute to community maintained packages for all of us, which
is easier when all packages follow a corporate style.
Reason (a) is probably irrelevant for several packages. If only
small functions are of interest, the effort would be small to
convert them into Octave style.
Reason (b) is really important because I'd like to see more
contributions to packages happening and a common style helps
with that in the long run. It simplifies to accept contributions
if you don't have to reformat the patches.
Sure, I would also like to see more contributions happening ;-)
And you guys are really going to discourage someone who is willing
to contribute to an *unmaintained* package just because he wants
to use % instead of # and "end" instead of "endif", "endfor", etc.