Ales Kozumplik edited this page Apr 29, 2014 · 12 revisions
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To have your patches merged:

  1. conform to hawkey's coding style
  2. all unit tests on your branch are passing
    1. preferably with no errors under basic Valgrind check
  3. add unit tests for any new functionality /fixes your branch is providing
  4. if you are extending or changing the lib's interface, reflect the changes in Python bindings
  5. document your changes
  6. make a pull request against the master branch
  7. remember to describe all API changes in the request

Table of Contents

Coding Style


  • indent width is 4, tabs are used for multiples of eight
  • in Emacs:
  (setq c-basic-offset 4)
  (setq-default indent-tabs-mode t) 
  (setq tab-stop-list 
    '(4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80))
  "Number of spaces that a <Tab> in the file counts for while editing
  set tabstop=8
  "Number of spaces that a <Tab> counts
  set softtabstop=4
  "Number of spaces to use for each step of (auto)indent (Used for <<, >>, ...)
  set shiftwidth=2
  "GNU style indentation
  set cinoptions=>4,n-2,{2,^-2,:2,=2,g0,h2,p5,t0,+2,(0,u0,w1,m1
  set autoindent
  set noexpandtab
  • this sucks but is the same as RPM
  • indentation style is 'gnu'
  • max line width is 80
  • avoid curly braces for single-statement blocks. E.g. don't do:
  if (condition) {

Desirable Improvements

  • replace the deprecated fail_if() and fail_unless() calls in the unit tests with the new ck_* macros.

Also see