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Code Indention

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What code indention style do you use? I’ve always leaned toward the Allman style, but am fine reading code either way.

Allman looks like this

while(true)
{

}

K & R looks like this

while(true){

}

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Written by Chris Sutton

February 19, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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  1. I think it’s because I gravitate so heavily towards symmetry, but I’m a fan of Allman, sure it takes up more physical lines, however my eye can more easily clue in to what is a block and what isn’t.

    Tim

    Tim Barcz

    February 19, 2008 at 9:42 pm

  2. Yeah, symmetry is a good way to describe the attraction that Allman’s style has. Also, I learned programming in pascal which uses begin/end keywords to define blocks. That pascal syntax translates well to Allman’s style in c-based languages.

    Chris Sutton

    February 20, 2008 at 2:05 pm


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