The Elements of Programming Style
The following rules of programming style are excerpted from the book "The Elements of Programming Style" by Kernighan and Plauger, published by McGraw Hill. Here is quote from the book: "To paraphrase an observation in The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, the rules of programming style, like those of English, are sometimes broken, even by the best writers. When a rule is broken, however, you will usually find in the program some compensating merit, attained at the cost of the violation. Unless you are certain of doing as well, you will probably do best to follow the rules."