[QGIS-Developer] Important question!

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 01:39:45 PDT 2017

On 14 August 2017 at 18:23, Matthias Kuhn <matthias at opengis.ch> wrote:
> Hi devs,
> I have just realized that we never decided on a very important question,
> so I thought it would be a good point in time to do this now.
> Should documentation for methods be written in imperative or descriptive
> language? In explicit, should it be
> * "Add a new part to a multi type geometry"
> or
> * "Adds a new part to a multi type geometry"
> I have a tendency for imperative "Add a new part...".

I'd go the other way, and use "adds a new part"/"returns the outline
color"/etc. Reason is that this is what Qt does, which we've modeled
other parts of our standards on.


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