Why I Have Given Up on Coding Standards

Richard Rodger argues that you should toss out the coding standards and let programmers express themselves. I’ve been a fan of coding standards in the past but I find myself changing my thinking on this front. These days, I look at a lot of code written by people whose coding styles don’t particularly appeal to me. I manage. It’s fine. I just don’t think it’s as big a deal as I once thought it was.