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indent wars..
« on: February 09, 2006, 08:46:03 PM »
personally i have always been deeply in love with whitesmith style, which is how i learned to write c code..

http://everything2.o...?node=indent%20style

what's your favorite?

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 09:28:08 PM »
I've always been coding like so:

#someInclude

// Some comment

int someFunc()
{
  blah() ;
}


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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 09:30:20 PM »
Closest match to me is GNU.

I like two spaces.  Just enough to make a distinction, without consuming line space.

I hadn't realized there were all thse named indentation styles.  I'm unedumicated.

// some comment
someFunc() {
  blah;
  moreFunc() {
    meh;
  }
}

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2006, 05:31:53 AM »
I also use a similar indentation to the one Allen uses, but with a tab instead of two spaces. IMO it makes more sense to have the last bracket aligned with the function that opened it, it's easier to know when there's a bracket missing.
I think this indentation is the default for emacs, at least, i use it in emacs. Although in the page mentions that it should be "gnu style" indentation, i think it's more similar to K&R indentation, if not that one.

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 05:54:05 PM »
I originally started using spaces rather than tabs after writing a web-based file editor for use away from home.  Pressing tab would knock me out of the box, so I just got accustomed to double tapping the space bar.  (as it was, I'd already decreased tab size to 3, then 2 spaces to decrease wasted whitespace).

It does make sense to match start/end brackets in the same column for easy glancing for unclosed brackets.  I end up relying on my text's matching bracket highlighter.  If it matches with the wrong bracket or none at all, I missed something ;)

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2006, 06:05:48 PM »
I end up relying on my text's matching bracket highlighter.  If it matches with the wrong bracket or none at all, I missed something ;)
Exactly my point!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 07:09:33 PM »
Everyone read _Code Complete_ by MS Press?  It discusses indent techniques plus standards for loops and if/then structures.  I read it in the early 90's, and it's still around.
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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 08:38:03 PM »
Reading related information . . . now there's a thought :D

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2006, 02:09:17 AM »
code complete 2 is out now (updated version of first book) -  i highly recommend it for all programmers.
http://www.amazon.co...p/product/0735619670

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Re: indent wars..
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2006, 10:15:49 AM »
A sample of my code style...

extern std::string GetUserName();

const unsigned IterationCount = 1024;

void MyFunction()
{
unsigned myVariable = 42;

// 4-space tab - space indentation is evil.
// Multi-statement loops and if sentences use blocks
for(unsigned i=0; i<IterationCount; i++)
{
TweakSystem(i*2);
PrintOut(i);
}

// Single-statement loop and if sentences don't use blocks
if(GetUserName() == "f0dder")
GiveRootPrivileges();
}

Also, for classes, I never define functions inline in the class block - for member functions that are supposed to be inline, I do define them in the header, but below the class.
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