CS 051 Lab Style Guide

The way you present your program is just as important as having a correct program. While having good comments or good variable names will not affect the correctness of your program, it will make it easier to read your program. It is important that others be able to understand your code so that they can modify your code if they have to. Half of your lab grade will be determined by your programming style.

This is a guide to help you better understand what we are looking for when we look at your labs. As the semester progresses there will be steeper penalties for styling mistakes. So, get into the habit of writing good labs from the beginning. After writing your lab be sure to look over your code and your style.