I suppose one of the strangest thing about standards is there are so many of them. For most programmers this is probably a familiar issue. Style and standards are pretty much dependent on the programmer or the company rather than the language, which defeats the purpose a wee bit. The only solid fundamental is that style and standards are used to make code more legible. How easy is your code to read?

Most of the debate revolves around indent style but other arguments arise about commenting, identifier naming, spacing etc. So lets have a look and see what we can find.

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