As long as a (security tool, in particular) project has a style and enforces
it, that's what matters. Consistency makes everyone's life much easier when
they go through the code.
Agreed. I'm also these days not a big fan of Bro's current style, but
like to keep it uniform. The students I work with like it even less :-),
and in fact an item on our wish-list is to find a good pretty-printer so
we can automate things to ensure consistency. (This will also be an
opportunity to change the style somewhat.)