[Dev] Coding Guidelines
john at osafoundation.org
Wed Nov 17 11:42:59 PST 2004
The reason CPIA uses "sharedWebDAVCollections (self)" and services uses
"sharedWebDAVCollections(self)" is probably because I wrote CPIA and
Stuart wrote the services code. I use the extra space, most other people
don't. I prefer the space because I think it enhances readabliity,
especially when you get long strings of characters without any spaces,
In the past I've preferred strict coding standards which I thought made
the code more readable. However as I've gotten older and more
comfortable with lots of different coding standards I'm less bothered by
small variations in style -- and, in an open source world it's harder to
enforce standards and in a commercial setting.
So, although I have a presonal preference on this style issue I think
it's best to follow the group concensus.
Brian Kirsch wrote:
> I've noticed in the CPIA code that many of the methods declarations
> and calls have a space between the
> method name and the argument list i.e. def sharedWebDAVCollections
> (self). I was wondering if there was a specific reason for the space?
> The Services code uses the traditional methodName() syntax with no
> space. We should standardize on one form of the other to prevent a
> coding consistency problem among layers.
> Brian Kirsch - Email Framework Engineer
> Open Source Applications Foundation
> 543 Howard St. 5th Floor
> San Francisco, CA 94105
> (415) 946-3056
> _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
> Open Source Applications Foundation "Dev" mailing list
More information about the Dev