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Analysis of Coding Conventions for PHP_CodeSniffer

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 PHP_CodeSniffer

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Consistency

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 90.25%
81-120 81-120 9.45%
121-150 121-150 0.25%
151 or more 151 or more 0.05%

Based on 46,308 lines

Historical

Adjacent assignments aligned

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

Current
Key Method Use
no no 5.89%
yes - Most popular method yes 94.11%

Based on 1,579 assignment blocks

Historical
  • 01 Apr 2015: there was a 3.57% swing from yes to no

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 96.34%
same line same line 3.66%

Based on 766 functions

Historical
  • 01 May 2015: there was a 3.58% swing from same line to new line

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
/* ... */ /* ... */ 1.45%
// ... - Most popular method // ... 98.55%

Based on 4,213 inline comments

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 99.27%
yes yes 0.73%

Based on 273 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 0.66%
yes - Most popular method yes 99.34%

Based on 755 methods

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 99.63%
yes yes 0.37%

Based on 273 files

Historical
  • 01 Apr 2015: there was a 13.53% swing from yes to no

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 41,959 indented lines

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 274 open tags

Historical

Use of ELSE IF or ELSEIF

Are elseif statements defined using elseif or else if?

Current
Key Method Use
else if - Most popular method else if 100%

Based on 283 elseif statements

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 90 constants

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 14,405 keywords

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 920 echo statements

Historical

Spacing before string concat

How many spaces precede the string concatenation operator?

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

Based on 1,545 concat operators

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 272 class 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 5,301 control structures

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 0 100%

Based on 6,749 object operators

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 5,301 control structures

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 5,986 control structures

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 13,754 statements

Historical

CamelCase class name

Are class names defined using CamelCase?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no no 0%
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 272 classes

Historical
  • 01 Apr 2015: there was a 98.43% swing from no to yes

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
no no 0%
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 785 functions

Historical
  • 01 Dec 2015: there was a 3.06% swing from no to yes

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
no no 0%
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 1,330 array definitions

Historical
  • 01 Dec 2017: there was a 99.92% swing from no to yes

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
0 0 0%
1 - Most popular method 1 100%

Based on 273 files

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
no no 0%
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 273 files

Historical
  • 01 Apr 2015: there was a 98.04% swing from yes to no
  • 01 May 2015: there was a 7.81% swing from no to yes
  • 01 Nov 2015: there was a 29.96% swing from no to yes
  • 01 Dec 2015: there was a 59.92% swing from no to yes

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 273 files

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 6,010 control structures

Historical

PHP type case

What case are PHP types (int, bool, string) written in?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

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

Based on 153 PHP types

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 6,749 object operators

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 6,010 control structures

Historical

Spacing after string concat

How many spaces follow the string concatenation operator?

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

Based on 1,545 concat operators

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 4,636 PHP constants

Historical

Spacing after cast statement

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

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

Based on 138 cast statements

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 1 100%

Based on 8,299 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 1 non-class files

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 1 100%

Based on 18,200 operators

Historical

Array end comma

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

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

Based on 286 array definitions

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 272 classes

Historical

Private method prefixed with underscore

Are private methods prefixed with an underscore?

This project is using the popular method for this convention

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%
yes yes 0%

Based on 27 private methods

Historical
  • 01 Apr 2015: there was a 29.17% swing from yes to no
  • 01 May 2015: there was a 16.66% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Aug 2015: there was a 3.85% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Nov 2015: there was a 11.11% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Dec 2015: there was a 37.04% swing from yes to no
  • 01 May 2016: there was a 14.71% swing from no to yes
  • 01 Jun 2016: there was a 14.71% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Aug 2016: there was a 25.64% swing from no to yes
  • 01 Sep 2016: there was a 25.64% swing from yes to no

Class has doc comment

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

Current
Key Method Use
no - Most popular method no 100%
yes yes 0%

Based on 272 classes

Historical
  • 01 May 2015: there was a 9.02% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Nov 2015: there was a 30.07% swing from yes to no
  • 01 Dec 2015: there was a 59.38% swing from yes to no

Closure opening brace placement

Is the opening brace of a closure 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
same line - Most popular method same line 100%

Based on 1 closures

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 272 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
no no 0%
yes - Most popular method yes 100%

Based on 272 classes

Historical
  • 01 Apr 2015: there was a 98.43% swing from no to yes

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 273 files

Historical