Subject: Re: Question of Style
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/2000 19:47:36
[responding to old mail which I don't recall seeing an answer to..]
> I have a question of style which doesn't seem to be answered by the
> style document on line.
> In system sources, stock, is it considered bad practice to declare
> variables local to a block within a function if the variable will only
> fall into use if a particular run-time flag is given, i.e. is it
> preferable to declare all involved variables ahead of time?
This is very much a question of taste.
The predominant style, is, for the most part, to only put variable
declarations at the top of a function.
I personally violate this on a semi-regular basis.. generally, I move
the declaration to the next outermost block which would "naturally" be
In general, your best bet is to match the existing style as much as