[Development] Qt Coding Guidelines

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Fri Mar 18 18:54:31 CET 2016

On Friday 18 March 2016, 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.
There isn't any single unique formatting that follows the rule. Please don't 
correct code that already follows existing rules, an automatic crappifier 
would not be a good thing.

And people should always edit in the final result, otherwise they can't pre-
format the code, which means we only get automatically crappified formatting.


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