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II. Practice > 11. Question Authority

Chapter 11. Question Authority

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General standardization across development teams and development communities is a good thing. It allows people to read each other’s code more easily, understand idioms more readily, and avoid wildly idiomatic coding (except perhaps in the Perl community[46]).

But blind adherence to standards is just as bad as having no standards at all. Sometimes standards prevent useful deviations. For each of the things you do when developing software, make sure you know the reason why you are doing it. Otherwise, you may be suffering because of angry monkeys.


  

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