[help] boolean getSerialString()

sorry for the translation google
Good morning. sorry for the translation google
I just tested a tutorial to make a function “boolean getSerialString()”
the tutorial is here: http://jhaskellsblog.blogspot.fr/2011/05/serial-comm-fundamentals-on-arduino.html

I really struggled to understand.
here the code:

#define DATABUFFERSIZE      35
char dataBuffer[DATABUFFERSIZE+1]; //Add 1 for NULL terminator
byte dataBufferIndex = 0;

void setup(){
  Serial.begin(57600);
  Serial2.begin(57600);
  Serial.print("wait data on com2");
}
//******************************************//

boolean getSerialString(){
char startChar = '

in first the “boolean getSerialString()” is well after void setup ()?
in second in the void loop() to use getSerialString the data are in dataBuffer ?
; // or ‘!’, or whatever your start character is
char endChar = ‘\x1a’;// or your end charracter
boolean storeString = false; //This will be our flag to put the data in our buffer
static byte dataBufferIndex = 0;
while(Serial2.available()>0)
{
 char incomingbyte = Serial2.read();
     Serial.print(incomingbyte);// tests to see if data is ok
 if(incomingbyte==startChar)
 {
  dataBufferIndex = 0;  //Initialize our dataBufferIndex variable
  storeString = true;
 }
 if(storeString)
 {
   //Let’s check our index here, and abort if we’re outside our buffer size
   //We use our define here so our buffer size can be easily modified
   if(dataBufferIndex==DATABUFFERSIZE)
   {
    //Oops, our index is pointing to an array element outside our buffer.
    dataBufferIndex = 0;
    break;
   }
if(incomingbyte==endChar)
{
 dataBuffer[dataBufferIndex] = 0; //null terminate the C string
 //Our data string is complete.  return true
 return true;
 }
  else{
   dataBuffer[dataBufferIndex++] = incomingbyte;
   dataBuffer[dataBufferIndex] = 0; //null terminate the C string
}}
 else{
}}
  //We’ve read in all the available Serial data, and don’t have a valid string yet, so return false
  return false;
}
//************************/////
void loop(){
 
 if(getSerialString()){
//String available for parsing.  Parse it here
for (int i = 0; i <= 35; i++)  // select here index
  {
   Serial.print(dataBuffer[i]);}


in first the "boolean getSerialString()" is well after void setup ()? 
in second in the void loop() to use getSerialString the data are in dataBuffer[] ?
byte dataBufferIndex = 0;
static byte dataBufferIndex = 0;

Why do you have two variables with the same name?

  }
   else{
    dataBuffer[dataBufferIndex++] = incomingbyte;
    dataBuffer[dataBufferIndex] = 0; //null terminate the C string
 }}
  else{
 }}

I'm positive that the tutorial did not suggest putting the curly braces like this.

Put every { and } on it's own line, and use Tools + Auto Format to make your code readable.

Then, remove the excess { and }, and use Auto Format again.

first the "boolean getSerialString()" is well after void setup ()?

Yes.

second in the void loop() to use getSerialString the data are in dataBuffer[] ?

Yes.