Freshmeat: Coding Standards: Good Idea or Subtle Evil?

“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.”