Whitesmiths style Review
The Whitesmiths style, also called Wishart style, to a lesser extent was originally used in the documentation for the first commercial C compiler, the Whitesmiths Compiler. It was also popular in the early days of Windows, since it was used in three influential Windows programming books, Programmer's Guide to Windows by Durant, Carlson & Yao, Programming Windows by Petzold, and Windows 3.0 Power Programming Techniques by Norton & Yao.
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Pro Indenting the braces makes them feel that they are subordinate to the control statement
Indenting the braces makes them feel that they are subordinate to the control statements. Which helps the reader understand which block belongs to which control statement.
Pro Blocks are set apart from control statements
Like the Allman style, with the Witesmiths style the blocks are clearly set apart from the control statements.
Pro Indenting Braces removes noise from the vertical line
When scanning vertically through large sections of code to review the code execution flow, having the braces indented means less noise to filter out. The execution flow statements stand alone on the vertical line and are thus far more quickly picked out by the eye.
Con May be confusing to the eye
The braces confuse the focus of the reader's eye and this causes the reader to look longer at the line right after the opening brace and at the line right before the closing brace.
Con The closing brace does not line up with the corresponding statement
The closing brace does not line up with the statement it belongs to.