[FFmpeg-devel] [VOTE] Multiple inclusion guards in headers

Reimar Doeffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Mon Aug 18 08:49:31 CEST 2008

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 07:17:22PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> This is the second issue id like to see clarified
> Do we require headers that do not need multiple inclusion guards out of
> technical reasons to have multiple inclusion guards?
> technical here is speed, compiler warnings or errors, or spec compliance
> My vote is of course, no, as it makes the headers bigger and thus means
> more to read aka worse readability.

I do not think the overhead of these is significant and avoids the annoyance
of possibly having to add them later.
I am against making a big deal about it though, this is nothing critical and
while everyone should make an effort to remember adding them, forgetting
it should not lead to flaming - IMO it might be a good idea to here "discard"
the normal commit rules and allow everyone to add them without sending a patch first...

Reimar Doeffinger

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