View Poll Results: Where do you put your opening brace?

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  • Style 1 (opening brace on same line)

    18 33.96%
  • Style 2 (opening brace on next line)

    35 66.04%

Curly Brace Placement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    Allman style or death!
    I think you mean:
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    Wel, I use Allman style if it's some long code block, like a whole class or something with a bunch of code, otherwise I use the other one. The one which looks like this:
    Code:
    void SayHi(){
            std::cout<< "Hi!" <<std::endl;
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    Gawd! So much freedom given to the C/C++ programmer. How would you feel about coding in Python, where consistent indentation is actually part of the required syntax?

    I programmed a while in Python before I started with C and I still find the freedom a little disconcerting. Logically I'm drawn toward the Allman style, which visually seems more suitable for my neurotic mind. I'm the kind of person who can't concentrate if there's a book on the desk that's sitting at an angle. In the local library as a kid I'd walk up and down the shelves making sure every book was pushed back as far as it would go. When I'm walking the dog if I look down and one of his ears is turned inside out it drives me crazy - I have to stop and flip it back over. That kind of thing.

    I think anyone with this kind of mental illness will be drawn to the Allman style. It's Feng Shui, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharke View Post
    I think anyone with this kind of mental illness will be drawn to the Allman style. It's Feng Shui, man!
    Feng Shui for dim-wits, I think you mean. A sort of false Feng Shui, aka anal retentiveness -- you are much closer to the truth when you call it neurotic.

    I studied perl before C and had the exact opposite experience re: formatting and indentation. Not that I did not systematically indent and format my code, I just did in a somewhat more concise manner. The perl issue around "use strict" (pretty much settled by now) might be a parallel since it involves scoping, but in a syntactically meaningful way.

    However, I am gradually enjoying more widespace as I mature. But I would never go allman unless forced to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharke View Post
    I'm the kind of person who can't concentrate if there's a book on the desk that's sitting at an angle. In the local library as a kid I'd walk up and down the shelves making sure every book was pushed back as far as it would go. When I'm walking the dog if I look down and one of his ears is turned inside out it drives me crazy - I have to stop and flip it back over. That kind of thing.

    I think anyone with this kind of mental illness will be drawn to the Allman style. It's Feng Shui, man!
    You might want to get some SSRI's from your doctor and see if that helps with your OCD. I might be a little obsessive, but if nowhere near as bad as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    You might want to get some SSRI's from your doctor and see if that helps with your OCD. I might be a little obsessive, but if nowhere near as bad as that.
    Nonsense! I'm just a little quirky that's all. It's not as if the book-straightening interferes with my obsessive hand washing or anything like that. I can pretty much get all of it done as long as there's nothing on the TV beginning with the letter "P."

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    However, if you make a "high quality code" mentioned on "Code Complete" book, using PDL you'll definetly prefer the #1 style.

    Code:
    //whenever the current element's value is more than the next element's
    if(element[i] > element[i+1]) {
      //then swap the current element to the next one
      swap(element[i], element[i+1]);
    }
    instead of..

    Code:
    //whenever the current element's value is more than the next element's
    if(element[i] > element[i+1])
    {
      //then swap the current element to the next one
      swap(element[i], element[i+1]);
    }
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by audinue View Post
    However, if you make a "high quality code" mentioned on "Code Complete" book, using PDL you'll definetly prefer the #1 style.
    What is this nonsense? Quality has nothing to do with style!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audinue View Post
    However, if you make a "high quality code" mentioned on "Code Complete" book, using PDL you'll definetly prefer the #1 style.

    Code:
    //whenever the current element's value is more than the next element's
    if(element[i] > element[i+1]) {
      //then swap the current element to the next one
      swap(element[i], element[i+1]);
    }
    instead of..

    Code:
    //whenever the current element's value is more than the next element's
    if(element[i] > element[i+1])
    {
      //then swap the current element to the next one
      swap(element[i], element[i+1]);
    }
    Still prefer the Allman style.

    Now here is a kicker: If you can't handle using any spacing/bracket style that is throw at you then you won't be very useful. Allman might be my preferred style but if I'm touching code in a different style then I'll use the same style.

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    >if you make a "high quality code" mentioned on "Code Complete"
    >book, using PDL you'll definetly prefer the #1 style.

    I don't see any meaningful difference. Could you point out why the #1 style is so preferred over the #2 style when using PDL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    What is PDL?
    Program Design Language?

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    Elysia: Did I say styles absolutely does something to quality?


    Prelude: Did you try it?
    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    You might want to get some SSRI's from your doctor and see if that helps with your OCD. I might be a little obsessive, but if nowhere near as bad as that.
    I'm in the terrible position of having a family member with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. Needing to have things at just such an angle is not even remotely close to the horrors. I don't want to get into the depressing details, but it's not about quirkiness. It's a complete inability to function in the real world.

    Have you seen Jack Nicholson in the movie "As Good As It Gets?" That doesn't even remotely come close. It's a debilitating, terrible, awful, disease that not only ruins your own life but that of everybody around you who cares about you.

    Jeez.
    Code:
    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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