Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google C++ Style Guide

I've authored at least a couple of C++ style guides for companies over the years. Therefore, it was very interesting today for me to see Google's C++ style guide:


One point I saw that was interesting is Exceptions, where it says, "We do not use C++ exceptions." I find this interesting considering that some popular libraries (notably STL) do use exceptions - whether you like it or not. If you don't have exception handling, nasty things happen when things go wrong. I discuss one such debugging nightmare in an earlier blog post: