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On naming conventions: would you recommend short names or longer, more descriptive names? [closed]

I'm consistently being asked by a colleague to shorten my identifiers (class names, mostly). We use CamelCase and rarely if ever use 4 words in a name, but I often get requests to shorten from 3 to 2 ...
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User interfaces for C function completion

In method call syntax in many object-oriented languages, the receiver object goes to the left of the method name, e.g. someObject.someMethod(). This comes in handy when using an IDE with code ...
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Evaluating JSON from popular auto-suggests

I was evaluating the various ways in which the big guys implement auto suggest. These are my observations.(Search string used was "ab") Questions towards the end. Yahoo tries something like this, ...
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How do IDE-s provide auto-completion, instant error checking and debugging? [closed]

Say you have a language compiler you would like to build an IDE for. How is auto completion, instant error reporting while writing code and debuggers commonly implemented?
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Development-led security vs administration-led security in a software product?

There are cases where you have the opportunity, as a developer, to enforce stricter security features and protections on a software, though they could very well be managed at an environmental level ...
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What are the benefits of prefixing function parameter names with p*?

I often see projects (in Java projects and teams using Eclipse) that prefix function parameters with p. For example public void filter (Result pResult) ... I personally don't see any benefit in ...
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Create code editor auto-suggest (like IntelliSense)

If one would to write auto-suggest for an IDE/code editor (like IntelliSense), does one generally need to write a parser for any language that should be supported, or do compilers/runtimes provide ...
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Recognizing text fields according to their label value

I have an application who has text fields (not select, not checkbox or other types) where an user can enter some value, like this: ISBN and E-Mail are the label of each input. Now I have to ...
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Is it wrong or bad to use autocomplete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should newbies use IDE autocomplete (Intellisense)? I have a friend at school who wrote a program in VB.net in notepad, took it home fixed any errors that came up, and ...
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What is the term for IntelliSense in a non-Microsoft world?

When talking about IDE software or about what a programming language allows you to do or not at the source level, I often use the word IntelliSense, which has a precise meaning in the Microsoft world, ...