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

Sam Weinig weinig at apple.com
Wed Oct 19 18:04:59 PDT 2011

Another benefit to using the "static" keyword is that you can tell at a glance that the function is internal to the translation unit, while you may not notice the anonymous namespace.


On Oct 19, 2011, at 3:45 PM, Darin Adler 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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