It is interesting to note that the discussion over 'how to name variables' predates even the 'structured programming revolution' (hmmm--come to think of it so do I<sigh>) And if there has been a single point of agreement over all of this time then it would be:

No matter what they are used for, there names should be meaningful!
Now there is a lofty goal if I ever saw one. 'Goal' because for all of our good intentions, there are many reasons why we miss this particular ideal. My own personal pet exception is an entire set; [i,j,k,m,n,s,t]. I use them as follows:Anything else tends to be meaningful--I swear!

Now if you want a real debate, consider this:

It right and just to seperate words in a name with an underbar.
Defend or attack--you have five minutes...

–hsm

"Never try to teach a pig to sing…it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

In reply to Re: Of variable {mice} and its name {man}. by hsmyers
in thread Of variable {mice} and its name {man}. by vladb

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