Postgresql coding conventions

From: Abbas <abbas(dot)butt(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Postgresql coding conventions
Date: 2008-09-11 09:26:05
Message-ID: 1221125165.5637.12.camel@abbas-laptop
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I have noticed two different coding conventions being followed in
postgres code base.

See e.g. function names in syslogger.c

static void set_next_rotation_time(void);
static void sigHupHandler(SIGNAL_ARGS);

and variable names in the same file

int bytes_in_logbuffer = 0;
char *currentLogDir;

Chapter 46 of the documentation does not say much about variable or
function naming.

While writing code or reviewing a path are we supposed to consider the
camel cased names correct or the under-score separated names correct?



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