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Re: lynx-dev Lynx coding style

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx coding style
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 11:04:08 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Carlton Anderson wrote:

> What is the preferred coding style for Lynx?
> To elaborate, what is the desired tab size?
>   4? 8?

8, but using a shiftwidth of 4 (so it looks like it's laid out for
4-column tabs).

> And what about the placement of whitespace
>   and braces?

K&R.  Much of the code is consistent - it would be nice to use indent, but
there are some cases that indent won't handle.

> For a variable consisting of two words
> such as "colorName," is it preferable
> to write it as "colorName" or "color_name"?

Actually the latter - since some ports such as VMS do not use
case-sensitive externs.

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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