[Development] commas in ctor-init-lists

Eskil Abrahamsen-Blomfeldt Eskil.Abrahamsen-Blomfeldt at qt.io
Wed Jun 1 17:00:05 CEST 2016

+1 from me as well.

The argument about natural language makes no sense to me;
Nothing in C++ resembles natural grammar, nor should it;
It might take some getting used to,
    like any change in style,
    but after a while you won't think it is ugly anymore,
    and then we can reap the benefits of it being objectively superior
        because it minimizes diffs in initializer lists. :)

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From: Development <development-bounces+eskil.abrahamsen-blomfeldt=qt.io at qt-project.org<mailto:development-bounces+eskil.abrahamsen-blomfeldt=qt.io at qt-project.org>> on behalf of Simon Hausmann <Simon.Hausmann at qt.io<mailto:Simon.Hausmann at qt.io>>
Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 14:56
To: Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com<mailto:marc.mutz at kdab.com>>, "development at qt-project.org<mailto:development at qt-project.org>" <development at qt-project.org<mailto:development at qt-project.org>>
Subject: Re: [Development] commas in ctor-init-lists


I'm in favorof changing our coding style to adopt the model you call "butt ugly" because I find it more appealing and I find that it makes diffs easier to read.


From: Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com<mailto:marc.mutz at kdab.com>>
Sent: Jun 1, 2016 14:41
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Subject: [Development] commas in ctor-init-lists


There seems to have been a silent underground move to uglify the Qt sources
, by using commas to introduce lines
. I have no idea where this came from
, but it looks butt
-ugly and it is in violation of http

  : QBase(),



  : QBase()
  , m_f1()
  , m_f2()


(http://wiki.qt.io/Qt_Coding_Style#Line_breaks 2nd item: "Commas go at the
_end_ of wrapped lines")


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