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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.

Perhaps:

    ... 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.