There is a high cognitive load involved in switching between projects that have different or inconsistent code styles that impacts developer productivity and happiness. Chef should produce a consistent code style for its open source ruby code and apply it.
As a developer, I want to be productive quickly in all Chef's projects, so that I can concentrate on writing code.
https://github.com/chef/chefstyle provides a rubocop configuration that
is intended to be applied to chef/chef and related projects, such as
chef/ohai, and chef/mixlib-*. The community should arrive, via
pull requests to
chefstyle, at a set of style checks that can be
enforced (via travis, etc) on chef community maintained ruby projects.
Chefstyle, by default, disables all rubocop cops, providing a clean sheet for us to build upon. PRs to enable rules should be accompanied with a PR to chef/chef demonstrating the feasibility of enabling the rule and to allow discussion of actual changes.
This style checker is not intended for use with cookbooks, which have different requirements.
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