Writing Clear Computer Programs

by Darrow Kirkpatrick, (A.M.ASCE), U.S. Naval Energy and Environmental Support Activity, Port Huenme, Calif.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 4, Pg. 52-54

Document Type: Feature article


Writing understandable computer programs is important for engineers, who should develop good programming skills. Engineers should always use structured programming techniques, using blank lines, modules of code, top-to-bottom execution, indentation, notation, explanation and initialization to make programs as clear as possible to others.

Subject Headings: Computer programming | Writing skills | Standards and codes

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