This was a long sarcastic post that didn’t produce the desired effect.
I have decided to remove it from the Internet and summarize what I think about style guides in few points:
- read them if you think you need to
- keep in mind meaningful points
- use common sense instead of stubborn mechanic rules
- don’t impose rules to your team; discuss what’s worth discussing
Use a linter at least to catch obvious mistakes and write code as relaxed and reasonable as you can.
We really don’t have to make programming that boring, neither to stress ourselves with stubborn rules that at the end of the day won’t improve the overall code quality at all.