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Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

by extremely (Priest)
on Dec 21, 2000 at 23:55 UTC ( #47881=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

I guess I'm just a lazy slug. I usually go with $a, $b, $c, etc. Years of schooling in Basic, Fortran and C taught me that for loops always need to be $i, $j, $k and that if you need more than four levels of loop you should start over...

Of course, in perl that bites me on the ass at "m" or "s" or "x" or "y".

$you = new YOU;
honk() if $you->love(perl)

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Re: Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name
by Adam (Vicar) on Dec 22, 2000 at 00:40 UTC
    $a and $b might also bite you, considering they are magic global variables used by sort.
Re: Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name
by chipmunk (Parson) on Dec 22, 2000 at 00:00 UTC
    I can understand "m", "s", "x", and "y" causing problems as subroutine names, which will conflict with the operators of the same names, but why would they be a problem as variable names?
      Basically because I DO use them for subs and filehandles etc etc... =)

      $you = new YOU;
      honk() if $you->love(perl)

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