extern modifier on function declarations
Fri Dec 9 09:23:00 GMT 2016
On 16-12-08 10:45:10, Simon Marchi wrote:
> Hi gdb-patches,
> Our coding style currently requires using the "extern" keyword on
> function declarations. How relevant is this today?
> I am not good at reading standards, but it is my impression that in
> C++, functions are always extern unless they are declared static. I
> am sure some people here know that answer already.
> If it's not useful anymore, I would suggest dropping it for future
> patches. It doesn't change much, just a bit less verbosity and line
I'd like to keep "extern", with respect to consistency. As we move to
C++, I don't expect many new function declarations, instead, I expect
more classes are added and used. Even some existing code can be
converted to classes. In the long term, there should be less and less
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