C Language Style Guide

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Jan 25 15:37:24 PST 2005

On 2005-01-25 17:21, Michael Madden <madden at cmsrtp.com> wrote:
> Is there an accepted standard C language style guide.

No.  This is a common topic in comp.lang.c (despite the fact that style
questions are off-topic) but there is no "universal, one true style".
You may find a lot of suggestions by browsing the archives of the
newsgroup though.

> I'm starting to develop and test my applications on FreeBSD, and I
> want to ensure my code is readable and maintainable.

If you are developing code _for_ FreeBSD, then there is a set of style
guidelines.  You can read it on every FreeBSD system:

	% man 9 style

If, on the other hand, you are developing applications for your own use,
the specific style doesn't matter so much, as long as you like it.

> Does ANSI or POSIX dictate anything about style or coding standards?

Not really.

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