Thread: What's the most commonly used indentation in c++?

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    What's the most commonly used indentation in c++?

    What's the most commonly used indentation in c++? And where can I find the rules for it and other coding conventions in C++?

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    I suggest picking either a K&R variant or Allman style. The rules for these can easily be found by searching the Web. Also, read Stroustrup's answer to the FAQ: Which layout style is the best for my code?, especially the end.
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    > What's the most commonly used indentation in c++?
    It's a frequent topic of flame wars.
    Indentation style - Wikipedia

    I think the two basic rules being
    1. Do it.
    2. Be consistent.

    > And where can I find the rules for it and other coding conventions in C++?
    Try google.
    coding conventions in C++ - Google Search
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