On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Shawn McKenzie <nos...@mckenzies.net>wrote:
> Bob McConnell wrote: > > From: Michael A. Peters > >> Angus Mann wrote: > >>> Hi all, I'm fairly new to PHP so I don't have too many bad habits > > yet. > >>> I'm keen to make my code easy to read for me in the future, and for > >>> others as well. > >>> > >>> Are there any rules or advice I can use for formatting (especially > >>> indenting) code? > >>> > >>> for example how best to format / indent this ? > >>> > > > >> To each his own. Whatever floats your canoe. > >> Just whatever you pick, stick to it throughout your code. > >>> > >>> I'm using "PHP designer 2008" which does syntax coloring but if it > > has > >>> something to automatically indent - I haven't found it yet. > >> It probably allows you to either set a specify a tab as a real tab or > > a > >> specified number of spaces. Auto-indenting - this isn't python, the > >> compiler doesn't enforce it's way, you follow the convention of the > >> project you are working on - so I suspect many php editors tailored to > > > >> php don't have an auto indent. > >> > >> I've never of course tried that specific product. I use bluefish, vi, > >> and emacs. > > > > To take this question a step further, is there a PHP best practices > > document available? I am looking for one that I can give to a new > > programmer and tell her "do it this way until you can explain to me why > > you shouldn't." > > > > Bob McConnell > > There are various coding standards. There is one for PEAR, the Zend > Framework and most frameworks/large projects that take contributions > have them. Here's Zend: > > http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/coding-standard.html > > -- > Thanks! > -Shawn > http://www.spidean.com > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > Being a greenhorn, I too can benefit from this thread. Is that to say, Shawn, that you personally find this (Zend) standard as good or better than the rest?