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Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

by Maclir (Curate)
on Dec 22, 2000 at 09:02 UTC ( #48010=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

As someone who many years ago programmed in Fortran, $i, $j, $k for loop indicies.

For those of you too young to remember such things, variables in Fortran (we are talking Fortran IV - not recent things corrupted by quiche-eating Pascal programmers) were never declared. Integer variables (by default) started with the letters I through to O (no case dependancy, either).

Oh, the joys of FORMAT statements with nested implied do loops.

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