[webkit-dev] Change to style guideline: should use type& instead of type* for out arguments
rniwa at webkit.org
Mon Oct 10 11:01:43 PDT 2011
This is nothing to do with RefPtr.
On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM, David Levin <levin at chromium.org> wrote:
> It feels like the material about RefPtr belongs here:
> http://www.webkit.org/coding/RefPtr.html instead of the style guide since
> that is where everything else about how to properly use RefPtr/PassRefPtr
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> - Ryosuke
>> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> 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.
>>> Ryosuke Niwa
>>> Software Engineer
>>> Google Inc.
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