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Re: Re: There's a level in Hell reserved for ________by mowgli (Friar)
|on Mar 01, 2003 at 20:54 UTC||Need Help??|
... people who use variable and function names such as $a, @b, %c and &d and the like.
Granted. I also don't mind variable names like $a if they're used solely as one-time temporary values and the like, but that's about it.
I'm not convinced. I'd rather use just cat and sed to edit my programs than dabbling with vi. ;) But that's just me, of course.
There is however, on a related note, a special judgement reserved for people who release operating systems that don't include basic things like a decent text editor, perl, network utils (ping, traceroute, wget), and a compiler. (You're probably okay if it's on the CD but not installed by default; it's not including it at all that gets you the extra bonus warmth.)
Absolutely agreed - in particular, not including a C compiler is something that I hope the respective responsible parties get some heat for. ;)