(standards.info)Writing C

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5 Making The Best Use of C

This chapter provides advice on how best to use the C language when
writing GNU software.

* Formatting
Formatting your source code.
* Comments
Commenting your work.
* Syntactic Conventions
Clean use of C constructs.
* Names
Naming variables, functions, and files.
* System Portability
Portability among different operating systems.
* CPU Portability
Supporting the range of CPU types.
* System Functions
Portability and ``standard'' library functions.
* Internationalization
Techniques for internationalization.
* Character Set
Use ASCII by default.
* Quote Characters
Use `...' in the C locale.
* Mmap
How you can safely use `mmap'.

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