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@@ -376,7 +376,10 @@ For C programs:
string_list for sorted string lists, a hash map (mapping struct
objects) named "struct decorate", amongst other things.
- - When you come up with an API, document it.
+ - When you come up with an API, document its functions and structures
+ in the header file that exposes the API to its callers. Use what is
+ in "strbuf.h" as a model for the appropriate tone and level of
+ detail.
- The first #include in C files, except in platform specific compat/
implementations, must be either "git-compat-util.h", "cache.h" or