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

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Mon Oct 10 10:42:46 PDT 2011

FYI, a patch has been posted to
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69766 to make this change along with
"get" prefix convention for getters that return values via out arguments.

- Ryosuke

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Best,
> Ryosuke Niwa
> Software Engineer
> Google Inc.
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