[TUHS] early cc variable and function names

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri Oct 17 13:54:36 AEST 2014

So I've been doing C programming since the early 80's and leading 
people doing that for at least 20 years, huh, more like 25 years.

As much as I wish people did what you suggest, they don't.  And I 
mean really good people, top 1%.

So I like the type_name style.

As with many things, I may like it but I don't always get it.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:46:18PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Larry McVoy scripsit:
> > xyz.size
> > abc.size
> > foobar.size
> > 
> > What are the types of those structures?
> You can't tell because the names are meaningless.  With more meaningful
> names, it's usually possible to see what the type must be.
> -- 
> John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
> I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less
> than half of you half as well as you deserve.  --Bilbo

Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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