Your Coding Style?

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    I meant impossible to not do it without imposing a newline somewhere. My main gripe with it is that I have to use extra spaces along with tabs to indent the code.
    Code:
    static char *long_function_name(const char *dest, const char *src,
                                    const char *options, size_t n)
    This example may not have been the best one since it incidently works out ok with 8 space tabs as well.

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    I prefer to write my functions to save space in their declarations:

    Code:
    #define st static
    #define ch char
    #define fu st ch*
    #define na function_name
    #define co const
    #define cc co ch*
    #define si size_t
    
    fu na(cc dest,cc src,cc options,si n){ /* Code */ }
    Look! My function only takes one line of code now! You can move the #define's to a header and think of all the space you'll save!

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    >I meant impossible to not do it without imposing a newline somewhere.
    Well, the very definition of a line break makes it impossible to avoid using a newline. It seems to me that your problem is lining things up nicely, to which my response is "tough!". As I said, as long as it works, it doesn't have to be pretty. And any competent programmer will be able to read a reasonable format.
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    Thantos's example looks nice but I don't like the fact that a prototype takes up so many lines so if I have to I use Prelude's example.

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    For what it is worth.

    1. b
    2 a
    3. a
    4. a
    5. A- scoobasean is right here B would not work needs:
    Code:
    B.)
    void Function(int *x){
         x = 25;
    }
    
    int main(void){
        int x=0;
        Function(&x);
        return 0;
    }
    Should be *x = 25;
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    just a thought...

    Code:
    static char *long_function_name
                 (const char* dest, const char* src, const char* options, size_t n)
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    Hmm

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    For long functions: with prototypes I do:
    Code:
    type name(  type arg,
                   type arg,
                   type arg);
    I make them line up, which I won't try in the variable-width field here. If they don't line up, I advance the first argument to the next tab stop.
    For function defintions, I do
    Code:
    type name(type arg, type arg,
      type arg, type arg)
    {
    }
    My rationale is that it's more important for a prototype to be quickly readable. With the implementation, I'd rather save the space.
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    if it doesnt fit on one line raise your resolution :-p
    Hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by B0bDole
    if it doesnt fit on one line raise your resolution :-p
    Or get a bigger screen.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    80 chars are still 80 chars, and that's what I limit my lines to.
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    Code:
    //const char* msg[] = "Welcome to Utah.", "Welcome to Arizona";
    //const char *msg = "Welcome to Utah.";
    const char* msg[3] = {"Welcome one", "Welcome two", "welcome three" };
    /*
    int functionVerOne { 
    // my code;
    }*/
    int functionVerTwo {
    // my code
    /*
    // my buggy code
    */
    /*
    // my second solution for buggy code
    */
    // my code that usually works as wanted 
    }
    I switch off between languages frequently, so I'm always grasping for syntax in variable declarations. I also have a bad habbit of commenting unworking code bits because I'm affraid the next attempt will be worse and I wont remember the first - better working code to return to. I'm too indecisive.
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    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    Code:
    void Function()
    {
       //myCode
    }
    I couldn't live without lined-up braces.
    Code:
    int *myPointer;
    For the obvious reason, to minimize the confusion over what's a pointer and what's not.
    Code:
    if (!condition)
    Some say the other way is clearer, but I don't buy that. If you're a programmer, then you know what it means. Code like
    Code:
    if(bCondition==true)
    is ridiculous and redundant.
    Code:
    const char *msg = "Welcome to Pennsylvania.";
    Really, though, I'd rather be using a std::string, but I rarely have a choice at work.
    Code:
    void Function(int& x)
    {
         x = 25;
    }
    
    int main(void){
        int x=0;
        Function(x);
        return 0;
    }
    I'm a big fan of pass by reference.
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    I should also mention that I have slightly different coding styles in C++, Java, PHP and JavaScript.
    All the buzzt!
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