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Re: [RFC] clang-format: outline the git project's coding style

Brandon Williams <bmwill@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> > +# Add a line break after the return type of top-level functions
>> > +# int
>> > +# foo();
>> > +AlwaysBreakAfterReturnType: TopLevel
>> We do that?
> Haha So generally no we don't do this.  Though there are definitely many
> places in our code base where we do.  Personally this makes it a bit
> easier to read when you end up having long function names.  I also
> worked on a code base which did this and it made it incredible easy to
> grep for the definition of a function.  If you grep for 'foo()' then
> you'd get all the uses of the function including the definition but if
> you grep for '^foo()' you'd get only the definition.
> But that's my preference, if we end up using this tool it would probably
> make sense to change this.

Yeah, I even know people who did


for greppability of "^foo".  It took some effort to get used to that

>> > +# Insert a space after a cast
>> > +# x = (int32) y;    not    x = (int32)y;
>> > +SpaceAfterCStyleCast: true
>> Hmph, I thought we did the latter, i.e. cast sticks to the casted
>> expression without SP.
> I've seen both and I wasn't sure which was the correct form to use.

We do the latter because checkpatch.pl from the kernel project tells
us to, I think.