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May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-)
Bigger doesn't imply better. Bigger often is a sign of obesity, of lost control, of overcomplexity, of cancerous cells
Chapter 1 Philosophy Matters -- good rehash of programming style issues with usual for Eric Raymond doze of moralizing (could be skipped -- go directly to the second part ;-). Some points are questionable but this is an early version and it's too early to criticize it for that. for critique of Eric Raymond views on opensource see my OSS page
**** Indian Hill C Style and Coding Standards -- (see C faq for the explanation of the term "Indian Hill C style guide"). Mostly reasonable, but authors sometimes demonstrate a little bit too much zeal... For example indentation should be enforced by pretty-printer, not manually ;-)
***+ SDM C Style Guide -- if you delete a half-dozen "fundamentalist" recommendation like avoiding global variables, continue and other "structured programming fundamentalism" nonsense, this document can be a pretty reasonable style guide...
**** C Programmer's Notebook -- slightly outdated but insightful
***+ Henry Spencer's The Ten Commandments for C Programmers see also mirror site The Ten Commandments for C Programmers
*** Best Practices for Programming in C -- a typical style-related recipes for C without any new insights, but still the paper has a reasonably balanced approach to the topic. As always some tips are questionable. I doubt that declaration of the counter in the loop (for(int i=0; i<100; i++) array[i]=0;) is a portable construct. A lot of C-compilers will reject this. As one of Linux Today readers noted "...if you copy things verbatim from others, *including comments* etc, it would be nicer to name the original authors, Henry Spencer ('Ten commandments for C programmers') and Robert Pike ('Notes on programming in C'). But this certainly doesn't ever happen in code written by IBM-employees, does it?"
programming at ftp.cs.toronto -- an interesting collection of style-related documents including Indian Hill C style guide
Programming Style (book review)
Program Identifier Naming Convention -- the idea of enhancing name with type information (probably the author is going to far, but some ideas can be reused)
Programming assignments style -- an example of academic style recommendation most of which are plain wrong ;-)
NASA Development Coding Standards and Style Guide [broken link]
www.scs.ryerson.ca -- Programming with style
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