[Mono-dev] Coding conventions when porting MS code.

Martin Thwaites monoforum at my2cents.co.uk
Sat Nov 15 16:15:42 UTC 2014

So is the plan to pull the repository in as a submodule to reference the
files?  Maybe we could that part committed so we can start referencing the

I'm not sure how a partial class approach would work (all the MS Classes
seem to not be partials), so if you could maybe provide some examples of
this I would be very interested.

On 15 November 2014 14:49, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at xamarin.com> wrote:

> Most of the time we just "reference" the file, so we shouldn't make style
> changes to it.
> In the cases where we only bring bits, we have a spectrum of options from
> using partial classes to having to copy-paste and only in hat case we would
> reformat
> On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Martin Thwaites <monoforum at my2cents.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm looking into porting some code over from the reference source, and
>> I've noticed that it doesn't match the mono coding conventions.
>> Things like spaces instead of tabs, no space before the opening bracket
>> in a method call etc.
>> They seem like minor things, so I'm curious what the stance should be?
>> Maybe it's 2 rules? if you port the entire file without changes, it's ok
>> to keep with MS conventions? if you are porting individual methods you need
>> to match the surrounding code?
>> Also, if you are porting an entire file, should the Microsoft copyright
>> header be retained?
>> I'm sure there are other things, so there probably needs to be a section
>> on the site to cover the rules around porting from the reference source.
>> Thanks,
>> Martin
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