LinuxNewbie.org: Good Programming Practice: Version 1.0Mar 13, 2000, 06:56 (7 Talkback[s])
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"This is a guide to learning how to write good programs. I'm not going to teach you a programming language, rather I'm going to teach you how to do proper programming so that you can write good code, good programs and easy to maintain code. Obviously I'm assuming that you're familiar or learning at least one programming language. By the way, when I say programming language, I also refer to scripting languages. In this document, I will be doing examples in C, Python, Java and BASH Script simply because I know these languages."
"The most common programming error is a programmer forgetting to put a semi-colon to terminate a statement. The errors you get from doing this are sometimes so cryptic it befuddles a novice programmer. Always be sure to check each line of your code to see if you've properly terminated it."
"In languages like C, Java, and BASH, white space is ignored. That means you can write surprisingly obfuscated code by ignoring white space yourself."