[Project_owners] Programming guidelines for extensions and add-ons

Michael Vincent mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 10 13:30:47 EDT 2005


Brian King wrote:
> Michael Vincent wrote:
>> I'm asked to have a look at several extensions because they didn't 
>> work (and I also fixed a few dozen of errors in them) and I was 
>> wondering if there aren't any guidelines for extension developers that 
>> put up their extensions/add-ons on mozdev.org
>>
>> I've seen the most ugly looking style nits by now, some of which I'm 
>> sure I'm also guilty of, so that's why I ask. Yes, I want to improve 
>> myself and make my code look better to improve the readability of it.
>>
>> *Let us stop spaghetti coding on mozdev.org*
>>
>> What do you think? Flame away if you like/want ;)
> 
> It might be a good idea to put up a coding guidelines document, but I 
> don't believe we can enforce any such thing.

I agree, but extension authors might want this *if* it also protects 
them from running into compatibility issues with other extensions, that 
should be part of it IMHO.

Michael


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