[PATCH V2] edk II C Coding Standard: Remove section STATIC

Chang, Abner

From: Abner Chang <abner.chang@...>

BZ #1766

Revise the sections that mention the usage of "static" and
remove section and section.
We are not allowed to use upper-case STATIC in the source
file now.
Just follow C standard and use the lower-case 'static'.

Leave the macro "#deifne STATIC static" there without
removing it to keep the backward compatible.

Signed-off-by: Abner Chang <abner.chang@...>
Cc: Ray Ni <ray.ni@...>
Cc: Michael D Kinney <michael.d.kinney@...>
5_source_files/54_code_file_structure.md | 19 ++++---------------
5_source_files/56_declarations_and_types.md | 2 +-
2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

diff --git a/5_source_files/54_code_file_structure.md b/5_source_files/54_code_file_structure.md
index 0c4d6a2..6a9fcc7 100644
--- a/5_source_files/54_code_file_structure.md
+++ b/5_source_files/54_code_file_structure.md
@@ -267,19 +267,8 @@ specified in Section "Compile-Time Names".
Thus, while it might be legal C, do **not** declare external variables anywhere
other than at the top level of a file as specified by this document.

-#### Static
+#### static

-An object declared `STATIC` has either file or block scope.
-##### Do not reuse an object or function identifier with static storage duration.
-Throughout the set of source files defined within a single .inf file, do not
-reuse an identifier with static storage duration. The compiler may not be
-confused by this, but the user may confuse unrelated variables with the same
-##### Functions should not be declared STATIC.
-Some source-level debuggers are unable to resolve static functions. Until it
-can be verified that no one is dependent upon a debugger with this limitation,
-it is strongly recommended that functions not be declared static.
+Use static for the variables and functions those are non-public to other source
+files is encouraged. This reduces the chances of symbol redefined error during
+link process.
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diff --git a/5_source_files/56_declarations_and_types.md b/5_source_files/56_declarations_and_types.md
index ec1803d..db98b95 100644
--- a/5_source_files/56_declarations_and_types.md
+++ b/5_source_files/56_declarations_and_types.md
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@
Any abstract type that is defined must be constructed from other abstract types
or from common EFI data types.

-#### The use of int, unsigned, char, void, static, long is a violation of the coding convention.
+#### The use of int, unsigned, char, void, long and the data types those are defined in EFI Data Types is a violation of the coding convention.

The corresponding EFI types must be used instead.