On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 5:56 AM, Michael Widenius <monty@stripped> wrote:
>>> I know the current rule is liked by some and has upset others, so I
>>> suggest this be discussed by the Coding style committee (note: I'm not
>>> in it anymore).
> However, for someone trying to read or debug the code, having the
> comments in the header file can be a nightmare.
Pardon the lousy argument, but the rest of the world disagrees with
you. Documenting the interface in a header file is a standard
Too much code has no comments -- neither in the header file nor in the
implementation. There are no comments at the start of header files to
describe major subsystems. This drives away the community as nobody
will work on code like this unless they are paid. I have direct
experience with this as my teams have lost talented people who were
tired of working on undocumented code.
Fortunately this appears to be changing for recently written code.