[Development] Qt Coding Guidelines

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com
Fri Mar 18 17:05:37 CET 2016

On 18/03/16 16:03, "Development on behalf of Marc Mutz" <development-bounces+lars.knoll=theqtcompany.com at qt-project.org on behalf of marc.mutz at kdab.com> wrote:

>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.

Fully agree as well. So how do we get to some tool that we can use for the purpose?


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