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From wohali <>
Subject [GitHub] couchdb-fauxton pull request: Added js style guide
Date Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:28:33 GMT
Github user wohali commented on a diff in the pull request:
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    +# JavaScript Style Guide
    +This document attempts to codify the JavaScript code style rules for Fauxton. This has
been patched together from
    +a few sources, including [Pootle's style guide](,
    +[Google JS style guide](,
and from
    +reverse-engineering our own codebase.
    +This is intended to be a living document: any disagreements about style should be brought
to the community via IRC,
    +discussed, agreed upon and documented here.
    +Note: We have JSHint running as a grunt task which will catch the more egregious errors
(missing `vars`, missing
    +semicolons etc). See the `Gruntfile.js` for the settings being used.
    +## Programming Style
    +#### Strings
    +Use `'` single quote character for strings, because HTML markup uses `"`. Eg. `var greeting
= 'Hello World!'`;
    +#### Numbers
    +When using `parseInt` always explicitly include the second radix argument (usually 10).
    +#### Indentation
    +- 2-space indentation. Don't use tabs. JSHint will whine if you have mixed tabs and spaces.
    --- End diff --
    Our Erlang and Python are all 4-space. I'm not familiar with JS but is 2-space more common
than 4-space? What's the recommendation for HTML?

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