[master PATCH] State in the guidelines that function and parameter descriptions in the doxy must use impersonal verbal form.

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Thu Jul 1 00:20:38 CEST 2010

This form is apparently favored by most English speaker developers,
and has the advantage of being easier to use than the third person

This should hopefully put an end to the Third Person Holy Bikeshed
 doc/developer.texi |    3 +++
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
index edce7ea..c816352 100644
--- a/doc/developer.texi
+++ b/doc/developer.texi
@@ -83,6 +83,9 @@ format (see examples below) so that code documentation
 can be generated automatically. All nontrivial functions should have a comment
 above them explaining what the function does, even if it is just one sentence.
 All structures and their member variables should be documented, too.
+Impersonal form must be used for the function and parameter
+descriptions, e.g. "Set the bikeshed color." is favored over "Sets the
+bikeshed color.".
  * @@file mpeg.c


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