What are the specific styling standards when it comes to writing zig code:
- Is it better to have a function return a created struct, have the struct be @This() or to have an init method in the struct, or is it all up to choice.
- What naming conventions are used for different things, I typically PascalCase structs, enums all that sort of stuff in other languages and snake_case functions and variables. Is it any different in zig?
If there are any other sort of styling guidelines I missed still feel free to let me know, just want to make sure I write zig code the community won’t hate
I suggest you take a look at this section of the docs to begin with. And complement that with looking at the source code for the Zig standard library.
I’ve been looking at the source code for the zig std, however it has made me more confused for structs as some use @This and some use returning a struct. For structs does it really matter how you do it?
I usually write code that packs more than one struct inside the same file, so I don’t really take advantage of the “file is an implicit struct” thing. I am not saying this is the best way… Maybe for the next AoC I will switch to
@This – who knows, perhaps I decide it is much better.