[webkit-dev] Change to style guideline: should use type& instead of type* for out arguments

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Tue Oct 4 18:00:12 PDT 2011

On Oct 4, 2011, at 2:06 PM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:

> It came to my attention that some people are using raw pointers to pass out-arguments (e.g. bug 69366). In my understanding, we use pass by reference for out arguments when they have to be modified in callees.
> If there's no objection, I'm going to file a bug & upload a patch to state this explicitly in the style guideline.

If it’s not already in there, I think you might also want to mention the related rule that encourages the use of the word “get” at the starts of the names of these functions with out arguments.

    -- Darin

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