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@@ -112,6 +112,14 @@ For C programs:
- We try to keep to at most 80 characters per line.
+ - We try to support a wide range of C compilers to compile git with,
+ including old ones. That means that you should not use C99
+ initializers, even if a lot of compilers grok it.
+ - Variables have to be declared at the beginning of the block.
+ - NULL pointers shall be written as NULL, not as 0.
- When declaring pointers, the star sides with the variable
name, i.e. "char *string", not "char* string" or
"char * string". This makes it easier to understand code