[Xcb] [PATCH libxcb 1/3] generator: support fixed size lists in var-sized structs

Christian Linhart chris at DemoRecorder.com
Tue Sep 9 11:07:42 PDT 2014

On 09/09/14 18:45, Ran Benita wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 05:08:43PM +0200, Christian Linhart wrote:
>> Is there a style-guide somewhere which lists these style-rules?
> For C code, the following seems about appropriate:
> http://www.x.org/wiki/CodingStyle/
> For python code I'd say PEP-8 is mostly accepted by everybody:
> http://legacy.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/

Thank you for these pointers.
Helps me to get these things right the first time. :-)

> But if you're working with existing code, best is just to try and look
> the same, as if the entire file was written by the same person.
Yes, I usually try to do that.
But I just didn't notice the things that I did differently.

I was concentrating on getting the code working correctly. :-)

In my 20+ years commercial software development career this 
detail level of code-style conformance never was a topic,
so I am obviously not trained to automatically notice this kind of stuff.

But I understand that in open source this is more important
than for commercial coding because in open source
the number of contributors to one piece of code
is very significantly larger...


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