[Development] Qt Coding Guidelines

Marc Mutz marc.mutz at kdab.com
Fri Mar 18 16:03:12 CET 2016

On Friday 18 March 2016 15:37:40 André Somers wrote:
> Op 18/03/2016 om 09:24 schreef Rutledge Shawn:
> > Forcing it on everyone that way will be controversial, because there
> > is still some leeway in formatting, whereas automation would remove
> > any chance of personal preference, and probably screw up in some
> > cases.  But we could at least start by adding the clang-format config
> > file to git so that it’s available for doing this manually.  Then in a
> > few years maybe everybody will get used to it enough, and it can be
> > refined enough, to become near-universal.
> That's the point: remove the personal preference. Or, make it
> irrelevant. You can format your own code localy on your own system
> however you like. As soon as it gets integrated, it will formatted
> following whatever the standard is anyway.
> So no, I do not think there should be leeway for personal differences
> here. Code formatting matters for readability, but it doesn't merrit
> long discussions or wasting time fixing -1's because of wrongly placed
> spaces. If the formatting needs improvement, improve the script doing
> the work, don't do it manually.


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