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Oracle PL/SQL For Dummies by Paul Dorsey, Michael Rosenblum

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Chapter 8

Creating Naming Standards

In This Chapter

bullet Influences on naming standards

bullet Naming code elements

bullet Enforcing standards

Naming and coding standards are among the most important, albeit contentious, topics we cover in this book. (We discuss coding standards in Chapter 9.) Most developers agree that being consistent in both naming code structures and organizing code is vitally important for two key reasons:

bullet Applying standards consistently makes your code easier to read and allows other developers to maintain the code much more easily.

bullet Using good naming standards can actually help you write code faster because you won’t have to stop and think about how to name elements every time you encounter them.

Despite the almost universal agreement that standards are necessary, there is little agreement about what these standards should be. Every organization tends to evolve its own style. If you move from one organization to another, you’ll find very different naming styles and standards. ...

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