[webkit-dev] Style guide should mention that we don't use anonymous namespace

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Oct 19 15:47:51 PDT 2011

How about classes that are only used in one cpp file? Should we be wrapping
those in an anonymous namespace?

- Ryosuke

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> The guideline is not to disallow anonymous namespaces.
> It’s to prefer “static” over anonymous namespaces when either one would
> work.
> Debugging tools on at least some of the platforms work better with
> functions that are given internal linkage by using the “static” keyword
> rather than functions that are inside anonymous namespaces.
> On the other hand, anonymous namespaces are a more powerful tool that can
> do more than the “static” keyword can.
>    -- Darin
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