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Analysis of Coding Conventions for CakePHP

PHP_CodeSniffer, using a custom coding standard and report, was used to record various coding conventions across 196 PHP projects.

Conventions

Analysis of Coding Conventions for CakePHP

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Array end comma

Does the last item end with a comma in a multi-line array definition?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 70.15%
yes yes 29.85%

Based on 67 array definitions

Historical
  • 01 Oct 2015: there was a 3.01% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Oct 2016: there was a 4.29% swing from no to yes
  • 01 Mar 2017: there was a 3.3% swing from yes to no

Inline comment style

What comment style is used for non docblock comments?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
/* ... */ /* ... */ 12.53%
// ... - Most popular method // ... 87.47%

Based on 471 inline comments

Historical
  • 01 Mar 2017: there was a 7.59% swing from // ... to /* ... */

Adjacent assignments aligned

For a block of assignments, are the assignment operators (equals, plus-equals etc.) aligned?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 88.96%
yes yes 11.04%

Based on 1,694 assignment blocks

Historical

Line length

Including whitespace and comments, how many characters are in non-empty code lines?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
80 or less - Most popular method 80 or less 93.31%
81-120 81-120 6.53%
121-150 121-150 0.15%
151 or more 151 or more 0.02%

Based on 111,934 lines

Historical

Spacing after string concat

How many spaces follow the string concatenation operator?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
1 - Most popular method 1 96.02%
newline newline 3.98%

Based on 1,332 concat operators

Historical

Declarations and side effects mixed

Do files both declare symbols (classes, functions, constants, etc.) and cause side-effects (e.g. generate output, change .ini settings, etc.)?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 96.98%
yes yes 3.02%

Based on 496 files

Historical

Class has doc comment

Does each class have a docblock comment to describe its purpose?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no no 2.35%
yes - Most popular method yes 97.65%

Based on 469 classes

Historical

Spacing before object operator

How many spaces precede the object operator (->)?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 98.16%
newline newline 1.84%

Based on 14,493 object operators

Historical

Lowercase filename

Are PHP filenames lowercase?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 98.59%
yes yes 1.41%

Based on 496 files

Historical

CamelCase method name

Are class method names defined using CamelCase?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no no 0.87%
yes - Most popular method yes 99.13%

Based on 3,909 methods

Historical

Space after operator

How many spaces follow comparison, arithmetic and assignment operators?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
1 - Most popular method 1 99.77%
newline newline 0.23%

Based on 19,598 operators

Historical

Function opening brace placement

Is the opening brace of a function on the same line as the function keyword or the next line?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
new line - Most popular method new line 99.77%
same line same line 0.23%

Based on 3,941 functions

Historical

Space before operator

How many spaces precede comparison, arithmetic and assignment operators?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
1 - Most popular method 1 99.81%
newline newline 0.19%

Based on 4,222 operators

Historical

Multiple statements on same line

Are multiple statements defined on the same line of code?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%

Based on 21,872 statements

Historical

Brackets around echoed strings

Are parenthesis placed around echo'd strings?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%

Based on 11 echo statements

Historical

PHP short open tag used

Is the PHP short open tag syntax used?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%

Based on 496 open tags

Historical

Line indent

Are lines indented using spaces or tabs?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
spaces - Most popular method spaces 100%

Based on 97,941 indented lines

Historical

Spacing before string concat

How many spaces precede the string concatenation operator?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
1 - Most popular method 1 100%

Based on 1,332 concat operators

Historical

File extension for non-class files

For files that do not contain classes, what extension does the file use?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
.php - Most popular method .php 100%

Based on 27 non-class files

Historical

PHP constant case

What case are PHP constants (true, false, null) written in?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
lower - Most popular method lower 100%

Based on 4,441 PHP constants

Historical

Short array syntax used

Are arrays defined using the PHP 5.4+ short array syntax?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 3,611 array definitions

Historical

CamelCase class name

Are class names defined using CamelCase?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 469 classes

Historical

Class defined in namespace

Is each class defined in a namespace of at least 1 level?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 469 classes

Historical

One class per file

Is each class defined in a file by itself?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 469 classes

Historical

File extension for class files

For files that contain classes, what extension does the file use?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
.php - Most popular method .php 100%

Based on 469 class files

Historical

PHP keyword case

What case are PHP keywords (function, echo, foreach etc.) written in?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
lower - Most popular method lower 100%

Based on 32,188 keywords

Historical

Spacing after object operator

How many spaces follow the object operator (->)?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 100%

Based on 14,493 object operators

Historical

PHP closing tag at EOF

Is there a PHP closing tag at the end of the file?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%

Based on 496 files

Historical

Number of newlines at EOF

How many newline characters appear at the end of the file?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
1 - Most popular method 1 100%

Based on 496 files

Historical

Control structure defined inline

Are control structures defined inline (without braces)?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%

Based on 6,691 control structures

Historical

Constant name case

What case are user-defined constants defined in?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
upper - Most popular method upper 100%

Based on 138 constants

Historical

Spaces after control structure open parenthesis

How many spaces follow the opening parenthesis of a control structure?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 100%

Based on 6,407 control structures

Historical

File has doc comment

Does each PHP file have a docblock comment to describe its purpose?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 496 files

Historical

Spaces before control structure close parenthesis

How many spaces precede the closing parenthesis of a control structure?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 100%

Based on 6,407 control structures

Historical

Spacing after cast statement

How many spaces are there between a cast statement and the variable?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 100%

Based on 489 cast statements

Historical

Blank lines at start of control structure

How many blank lines precede the body of a control structure?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 100%

Based on 6,802 control structures

Historical

Use of ELSE IF or ELSEIF

Are elseif statements defined using elseif or else if?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
elseif - Most popular method elseif 100%

Based on 156 elseif statements

Historical

Blank lines at end of control structure

How many blank lines follow the body of a control structure?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
0 - Most popular method 0 100%

Based on 6,799 control structures

Historical

CamelCase function name

Are global function names defined using CamelCase?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%

Based on 2 global functions

Historical

Class opening brace placement

Is the opening brace of a class on the same line as the class keyword or the next line?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
new line - Most popular method new line 100%

Based on 469 classes

Historical

Function has doc comment

Does each function have a docblock comment to describe its purpose?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 4,226 functions

Historical

EOL char

What character is used for line breaks?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
\n - Most popular method \n 100%

Based on 496 files

Historical