Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.


This project will examine the ways software developers interact with each other through the source code they write. Specifically, we will study guidelines, some of which are in widespread use today and others that have failed to gain acceptance, that are intended to help make source code easier for other programmers to understand. Finally, by examining these practices in the broader context of human linguistics, we will develop improved techniques to facilitate this form of communication.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science