Olivier Fourdan fourdan.olivier at
Sat Aug 28 13:54:34 CEST 2004

Hi all,

I'm not forcing any one on using my own coding rules, but I would be
very grateful if the existing rules could be used for the packages I
wrote (like xfwm4, xfce-mcs-manager, xfce-mcs-plugins, etc.). 

To name a few of the rules I use:

- I use curly braces even if there is only one instruction after an
if/while/for because I find it easier to read,
- I expand the source because I don't want tabs. Some editors use 4 or 8
caracters for a tab and that really break readability
- I use 4 cars per indentation,
- I don't use nor like Java indentation style.

I think that having different style in the same package breaks
readability and tends to make the code look "messy", even if it's
definitely not a big issue.

FYI, there are a lot more strict rules on most of the other projects I
know (Gtk, GNOME, Linux Kernel, etc.)

 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at - - 

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