[webkit-dev] Remove underscore check in check-webkit-style?

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Wed Jan 13 16:32:20 PST 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Evan Martin <evan at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> > Current check-webkit-style and the style bot complain if code uses
> > identifiers with underscores in their names.  It turns out our code
> > does this fairly often, especially in Qt and Gtk specific code, for
> > example to interface with unit testing frameworks.  We could either:
> >
> > 1) Teach check-webkit-style about these cases
> > 2) Remove the underscore check entirely
> >
> > My inclination is to do (2) because I haven't seen this check find
> > many actual style problems.  However, if we think that (1) is the
> > better road, I'll be happy to make that happen.
> I frequently forget the underscore rule (since all the other code I
> work on prefers underscores).  As a beneficiary of the style checker,
> I'd prefer to avoid (2) if possible.

ditto.  this is a problem for many folks who work in both the chromium and
webkit repositories.  levin's idea sounds best :)

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