zez.org: Coding Standards - Part 1 - IntroductionNov 11, 2000, 15:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gunnstein Lye)
"Coding standards define a standard for the look and feel of your code. This is helpful to most projects, and to some it is a necessity. Especially in open source projects."
"The goal of this and the following articles is to show how coding standards will improve a development project. We use the C++ coding standard of eZ systems as an example of such a standard, but the concepts mentioned here are valid for and can be applied to many programming languages. We also use it for PHP development, wherever applicable."
"A coding standard is a set of rules describing how your code should look, which features of the programming language you will use and how, and possibly which tools should be used to write the code. It can of course be as specific as you want it to be."