[stats-dev] Formatting

Paul Richards paul at quakenet.org
Thu Sep 11 19:40:49 EDT 2003


IDE I was using here, automatically formatted code to a standard (seemed
slightly buggy though)

I'd much rather use a tool that formats code then relying on whatever editor
people want to use to format code.

Paul

> -----Original Message-----
> From: stats-dev-bounces at lists.distributed.net 
> [mailto:stats-dev-bounces at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of 
> Jim C. Nasby
> Sent: 11 September 2003 17:38
> To: stats-dev at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: [stats-dev] Formatting
> 
> Now that we have a shiny-new codebase, I'd like to 
> standardize on some formatting. I'm not suggesting a big 
> clean-up of the formatting at this point, but we should at 
> least standardize going forward. Right now, the PHP seems to 
> be a mix of 2 space and 4 space indentation. I think the 2 
> space code might be a holdover from the old codebase, but I'm 
> not sure.
> Also, there are sections of code that aren't indented to a 
> proper boundary at all; these should be cleaned up relatively 
> soon ihmo.
> 
> Generally, we don't seem to have a lot of indentation levels, 
> so I'd personally prefer 4 space.
> 
> For query strings, I generally do this:
> 
> SELECT blah blah
>         blah
>     FROM table
>     WHERE
>         AND
> 
> and not this:
> 
> SELECT blah blah
>        blah
>   FROM table
>  WHERE blah
>    AND blah
> 
> The second form might be slightly easier to read, but I don't 
> think it's worth the added hassle.
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