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From: Gary R Hook <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] Documentation/CodingStyle: Add an example for braces
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:04:02 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <152114372879.3142.8833111074324091904.stgit@taos> (raw)

Add another example of required braces when using a compound statements.

Signed-off-by: Gary R Hook <>

Changes since v1:
- Move the new example up, and make it more generic

 Documentation/process/coding-style.rst |    9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
index a20b44a40ec4..fcef0b4b59d0 100644
--- a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
+++ b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
@@ -188,6 +188,15 @@ and
+Do use braces when a body is more complex than a single simple statement:
+.. code-block:: c
+	if (condition) {
+		if (another_condition)
+			do_something();
+	}
 This does not apply if only one branch of a conditional statement is a single
 statement; in the latter case use braces in both branches:

             reply	other threads:[~2018-03-15 20:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-15 20:04 Gary R Hook [this message]
2018-03-21 15:17 ` [PATCH v2] Documentation/CodingStyle: Add an example for braces Jonathan Corbet
2018-03-22  9:12   ` Jani Nikula
2018-03-26 16:28     ` Gary R Hook
2018-03-26 16:32       ` Jonathan Corbet
2018-03-26 16:49         ` Gary R Hook

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