Humphrey: On Code Review
Posted Jan 22, 2013 2:02 UTC (Tue) by rgmoore
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Enforcing any process or tool is pointless as long as the majority fails to understand the value of it. A process should only (try to) organize things people genuinely want to put some effort in.
I'm not sure if I completely agree. Sometimes people have to experience something to appreciate the benefits, so enforcing it as a matter of policy has to come before general acceptance. That is admittedly a high risk approach. It will only work if the people implementing the new policy understand the benefits and do a good job of enforcing it in a way that will eventually make the benefits clear to everyone else. Simply trying to enforce an idea, even a good idea, without a clear understanding of the way it's supposed to work is asking for failure.
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