From:  Jason Orendorff <>
Date:  28 Sep 2017 00:18:46 Hong Kong Time

C++ coding style rule for keeping class fields together


Hi everyone.

I'd like to add a style rule: in a struct/class/union, put all the fields
(that is, non-static member variables) together, at the end.

Maybe this is dumb, but while working with Rust I got used to this. Rust
doesn't allow methods to be defined within a struct or enum. And wow is it
easier to see what's going on. "Show me your tables..." and all that.

(At the end is better than at the top because you *can't* always put all
the fields together at the top. Sometimes you have to declare a type first.
Sometimes it's a nested class that's rather a lot of code.)

If nobody objects in a day or two, I'll add the new rule here: