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The following C coding rules relate to the use of abbreviations and acronyms:

Rule 1.5.a.) Abbreviations and acronyms should generally be avoided unless their meanings are widely and consistently understood in the engineering community.

Rule 1.5.b.) A table of project-specific abbreviations and acronyms shall be maintained in a version-controlled document.


Appendix A contains a list of commonly used abbreviations and their meanings.


Project-specific abbreviations that do not conflict with the common abbreviations in this standard may be added in the manner described above.


Consistent use of these abbreviations shall be enforced during code reviews.

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