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[5]: Good article
by lucas_maximus on Wed 16th Jan 2013 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good article"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Actually apart from the lack of indentation it was correct. The Visual Studio default and the Microsoft Recommended Coding conventions all use that style.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brada/archive/2005/01/26/361363.aspx

Open braces should always be at the beginning of the line after the statement that begins the block. Contents of the brace should be indented by 4 spaces.

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