[Development] commas in ctor-init-lists

Edward Welbourne edward.welbourne at qt.io
Fri Jun 3 09:54:43 CEST 2016

>> So that means that our C++ code should look like this then?
>> if (blah || boo || foo) {  //no line breaking allowed

> In that case, yes, because the entire expression is short. And the
> ctor example that was used originally would also be on one line. Why
> not? Does the Qt coding standard require each expression to be on a
> separate line? I thought they should be on separate lines when the
> list is too long to be on a single line.

Please allow that, in giving illustrations, short texts may be used as
surrogates for tacitly long ones, so that

  if (blah
      || boo
      || foo) {

is tacitly standing for

  if (somee.really(long.and.complicated, expression)
      || another.such(that, makes, the.line.too.long)
      || and.then.some.more()) {

in examples - it gets boring to write the examples out in full like that
and I would hope everyone is capable of interpolating the big long ugly
expressions for which short tokens are used in illustrations.


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