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New Developers

This site collects good advice to novice firm developers. So if you’re new to firm and want to contribute please read the following points carefully.

Coding Conventions

Please respect the Coding Conventions


If you’re a student your probably have full access to the repository. Nonetheless consider the following points:

  • Don’t even think about commiting if your code doesn’t compile

  • Grab the testsuite and see if your changes broke any testcases (note that there are usually some testcases broken anyway, but your code mustn’t increase the number of broken testcases)

  • And if this is your first commit (to the firm repository): Show us your code and let us do a code review before you commit!


Make your life a little easier and use the Debug Extension. Make sure you grab the .gdbinit file from that site.