Java Style Guidelines

  • John Hunt
Part of the Applied Computing book series (APPLCOMP)


Good programming style in any language helps promote the readability, clarity and comprehensibility of your code. In many languages, there are established standards to which many people adhere (sometimes without realizing it). For example, the way in which a C or Pascal program is indented is a standard. However, style guidelines which have evolved for these procedural languages do not cover many of the issues which are important in Java. As languages that are not object oriented do not have concepts of classes, instances and methods, they do not have standards for dealing with them.


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hunt
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwyth, CeredigionUK

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