In recent years, I’ve downplayed code style in public conversations, but not because I think code style is unimportant. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Over the years, I’ve arrived at a position where I think there are good styles, much like there are good styles for writing in English. At some point, I need to make the attempt to write a monograph on this. Until then, I collect others who have done the same.
Here’s a reasoned explanation of one individual’s programming style. His first draft was written in 1990, and was revisited in 2001.