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What are the advantages of keyword based syntax versus punctuation based syntax?

Some languages such as Lua and Assembly Basic use keywords for syntax. This includes spelling out words such as do and end in ...
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What are good specifications for naming packages/modules in a language?

Different languages have different naming conventions for their modules. For example, Java-family languages usually use full reverse-domain-name names for packages (ie ...
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When should languages have a manual of style?

In Python, everybody is supposed to follow PEP 8 when writing code. In Java, there are various competing style guides, the most popular of which being Google's, but there's no centralized, universally ...
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