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Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

by fraktalisman (Hermit)
on Dec 29, 2000 at 17:07 UTC ( #48803=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

Sometimes late traces of Commodore Basic can be found in my code: $a $b $c etc. $a is most possibly some kind of input, $i a loop iterator, and $x $y some coordinates. Words like $name or $count are not that much better. The worst thing is when you re-use code for another purpose, and the variable names don't match their content anymore.

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Re: Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name
by tilly (Archbishop) on Dec 29, 2000 at 17:52 UTC
    Avoid $a and $b. Avoid in particular declaring them with my.

    The reason is that they are special to sort, and therefore special to warnings and strict.

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