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Re: [PATCH] CodingGuidelines: mention "static" and "extern"

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 4:38 PM, Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Subject: [PATCH] CodingGuidelines: mention "static" and "extern"
> [...]
> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx>
> ---
> diff --git a/Documentation/CodingGuidelines b/Documentation/CodingGuidelines
> @@ -386,6 +386,11 @@ For C programs:
> + - Variables and functions local to a given source file should be marked
> +   with "static". Variables that are visible to other source files
> +   must be declared with "extern" in header files. However, function
> +   declarations should not use "extern", as that is already the default.


    ... as that is already the default, unless declarations in the
    header are already "extern", in which case consistency
    may favor mirroring existing usage.

or something.