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Freshmeat: Coding Standards: Good Idea or Subtle Evil?

Jan 08, 2000, 23:48 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josh Fryman)

"I've worked in the industry for several years now, and I want to ask you all something: can these coding standards being used rampantly throughout programming society actually be useful? Or are they just some interesting notion that got so far out of hand that no one can stop it?"

"Hmm, that's a tough question. Let's look at some of the background, and what I mean by "coding standard" since we all know that's an oxymoron. First, we'll take a quick review look at a generic form of variable and function naming called Hungarian notation, and then we'll take a look at some sample corporate coding standards and why they were created. Then we'll look at the implications of these."

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