PEAR Coding Standards

Dec 07, 2009 Author: dev99

The PCS documents were created because many different teams are developing open-source packages that might be of use to the PHP community.

The documents in PCS outline a structured way in which code should be written in order for a package to be accepted as part of the PEAR project. The standards are quite detailed and contain mostly points of style, such as identifier naming conventions and a consistent style to use when declaring functions and classes.

This may sound a little daunting, but as your scripts become more complicated, you will realize how important it is to write readable code, and you will begin to develop a clear coding style. The PCS documentation simply formalizes a set of guidelines for writing readable PHP.

You can find the PCS documents online at

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