Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 21:24 UTC
General Development "I was really excited to write this article, because it gave me an excuse to really think about what beautiful code is. I still don't think I know, and maybe it's entirely subjective. I do think the two biggest things, for me at least, are stylistic indenting and maximum const-ness. A lot of the stylistic choices are definitely my personal preferences, and I'm sure other programmers will have different opinions. I think the choice of what style to use is up to whoever has to read and write the code, but I certainly think it's something worth thinking about. I would suggest everyone look at the Doom 3 source code because I think it exemplifies beautiful code, as a complete package: from system design down to how to tab space the characters." John Carmack himself replies in the comments.
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RE: Good article
by ebasconp on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:32 UTC in reply to "Good article"
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

You'll learn to love them; like the most of us ;)

You can start flamewars just because of mentioning where the curly braces should be!!

I actually prefer writing:

int main()
{
}


to

int main() {
}

but, apart of feeling it more natural and making easier to see where a block starts and ends, I do not have any excuse to prefer it over the other one.

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