Re: [OT?] Coding Style

Werner Almesberger (
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 01:54:07 +0100

Admin Mailing Lists wrote:
> hand-holding of that magnitude. We don't write code for idiots.

But if you have to, you can at least enjoy it:
- diversity makes life interesting: use switch() with local variables or
without curly braces
- de-referencing is like a hotel: the more stars, the better
- observe proper punctuation: use the comma operator frequently
- know thy C: few people know that 5[x] is valid, but they can usually
guess what it does. They probably won't get x[5[y]], though.
- know thy CPP: nest macros and exercise token-concatenation and
- if your code allows you to, put #define while if in some header file

- Werner (couldn't resist ;-)

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH  /
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