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Rules

The following C coding rules relate to the use of blank lines in source code:

Rule 3.3.a.) No line of code shall contain more than one statement.

Rule 3.3.b.) There shall be a blank line before and after each natural block of code. Examples of natural blocks of code are loops, if-else and switch statements, and consecutive declarations.

Rule 3.3.c.) Each source file shall have a blank line at the end. (Note: This is for portability, as some compilers require the blank line.)

Reasoning

Appropriate placement of white space provides visual separation and thus makes code easier to read and understand, just as the white space areas between paragraphs of this coding standard aid readability.

Exceptions

None.

Enforcement

These rules shall be enforced during code reviews.

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