[webkit-dev] unwritten rules of webkit style

Gavin Barraclough barraclough at apple.com
Thu Sep 3 13:03:10 PDT 2009

I believe the C spec requires that files end in a newline, though I  
couldn't comment on the c++ spec.  Possibly redundant to list this as  
WebKit style issue, if required by the language?


On Sep 3, 2009, at 10:11 AM, Darin Adler wrote:

> On Sep 2, 2009, at 11:18 PM, Brent Fulgham wrote:
>> On Sep 2, 2009, at 9:46 AM, Peter Kasting wrote:
>>> Misc
>>> Files who should end with newlines.
>>> s/who//.  In fact it might be clearer to say "Files should end  
>>> with a trailing newline".
>> I always follow this rule, but I don't remember why it came to  
>> exist.  Is this convention needed for source control or something?
> It’s not needed for anything. Tools like diff produce slightly  
> unpleasant output for files that don’t end in newlines, so we  
> include them.
>     -- Darin
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