Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module U199. This topic is presented on public courses Learning to program in Lua
, Lua Programming
Write you code well and consistently, and it's reuseable and easily maintainable. But write it poorly and it can become code that's hard to debug, and impractical to reuse even when you need similar logic in another application. This module shows you how to write code which is robust, easy to follow and update, and can be reused later in the same and other projects.
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|3685||Programming Standards in Lua|
I like my freedom to do as I please. But my freedom, thoughtlessly used, can make a lot of work for others, and indeed can restrict their freedom. We need some groundrules - in a programming sense, some coding standards
Why have standards?
1. So your colleagues can follow your code
2. So that you ...
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Topics covered in this module
Commenting and Documentation strings.
Variable, function, object naming conventions.
Constant, module, package and class naming.
Block, function, class and module structuring and code reuse.
Indentation, contuation, spacing and other formatting issues.
A special note on end.
Design patterns and coding standards.
Algorithm robustness - limits, cardinal values and other issues.
Learning from the experience of other languages.
Applying standards to existing code.
Minimum release levels and requiring extra modules / packages.
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