Commit 1e14ea02 authored by Evan Hunt's avatar Evan Hunt

[master] revise style guide information on bracing

parent 3f3b51e7
......@@ -266,11 +266,17 @@ braces should not be on the same line as the opening or closing brace. A
closing brace should be the only thing on the line, unless it's part of an
else clause.
Generally speaking, when a control statement (e.g., `if`, `for` or `while`) has
only a single action associated with it, then no bracing is used around the
statement. Exceptions include when the compiler would complain about an
ambiguous else clause, or when extra bracing improves readability or
If a controlling statement (e.g., `if`, `while`, or `for`) or a function
header at the start of a block of code is all on one line, then the opening
brace should at the end of that line. If the controlling statement occupies
multiple lines, then the opening brace should be on the next line by itself.
Historically, when a controlling statement such as `if` or `else` had
only a single action associated with it, then BIND style specified that
no bracing was to used around that action. This has been revised: in
newly added code, braces are now preferred around all control statement
code blocks. Note that legacy code has not yet been udpated to adhere to
......@@ -279,8 +285,9 @@ Good:
if (i > 0) {
i = 0;
} else
} else {
......@@ -288,6 +295,8 @@ Bad:
void f(int i)
if(i<0){i=0;printf("was negative\\n");}
if (i == 0)
if (i > 0)
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